Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Death rate map
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:04:49 AM
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
Ebola Death Rate Rises Sharply to Over 20 Per Day in Sierra Leone; Curfew Imposed After Riots
The Christian Post - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
Claude Kamanda, a lawmaker who represents the western area, noted that officials are struggling to keep up with the collection of corpses from homes in the area, due to the spike in the death rate. Sierra Leone has been one of the hardest hit countries by ...
Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900
Channel News Asia - 10/23/2014 3:32:41 AM
With experts warning the rate of infections could ... The latest death toll was announced on the same day as the United States tightened up its screening process for people entering the country from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, announcing that ...
Death and taxes: Is the corporate tax rate killing the U.S. economy?
BioWorld - 10/23/2014 8:43:28 PM
“The only difference between death and taxes is that death ... “We have the highest overall corporate tax rates in the world. And we are now the only OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] country that also taxes overseas ...
Global AIDS mortality fell by over 20% in last five years, but large inequalities remain between countries
Nam Aidsmap - 10/20/2014 11:53:08 PM
general findings Countries most affected Which countries are winning the fight against HIV-related illness? Reference The overall annual death rate from AIDS has fallen by 21% since 2006, the most recent study in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD ...
Ebola death toll edging to 4,900 mark: WHO
Medical Xpress - 10/22/2014 6:14:20 PM
Guinea, where the epidemic began in December, has seen 1,540 cases and 904 deaths. Less affected countries The second group counts countries ... 70 percent fatality rate It was long thought the west African outbreak was killing about one in two people ...
China's Execution Rates Down By 20 Percent
chinatopix.com - 10/22/2014 4:38:17 AM
Hua said China's Supreme Court examines all the death sentences in the country and from July 2013 to September 14 ... the major Asian nation to criticism for its high execution rates, China has long defended its liberal use of the death penalty as ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
A greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term babies are driving the higher rate, which puts the United States below 25 other countries, according to the report, released Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
100,000 Elephants Killed In 3 Years As Poaching Rates Climb In Africa, Study Finds
The Huffington Post - 10/18/2014 5:54:37 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals ... and the demand for ivory in that country of 1.3 billion people is ...
New book on life and death in NZ
Yahoo News - 10/24/2014 2:19:54 AM
Non-Māori held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record ... Since 1970, stroke and heart disease death rates have fallen by a staggering 80%. Compared to 2006 census smoking ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings. Mississippi, with its 9.6 deaths, would be somewhere between Botswana and Bahrain. We're the wealthiest nation in the world.