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, 2014See also: Death rate map
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
High childhood mortality rates and greater rates of death among young people ... "The US spends more of its budget on health care than any other country in the world. Some say this is due to the huge amount of inequality," she said.
Civil servant's death highlights world's lowest birth rate
Yahoo News - 2/26/2017 4:51:32 AM
Trying to raise the world's lowest birth rate is among the missions ... to play and eat dinner together was an unimaginable dream." - Workaholic country - According to official statistics, the average South Korean works 2,113 hours a year, the second ...
These are the most dangerous roads in the world, according to WHO
FOX News - 2/21/2017 10:55:22 AM
With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic fatalities. About 90 percent of all road deaths occur in these low-income countries, even though they only have about half ...
Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)
The National Interest - 2/22/2017 2:50:25 PM
is the fifth-biggest among all countries in the world, highlighting how lifestyle choices among Ukrainian men, particularly their proneness to alcoholism, contributes to a high mortality rate. As a point of comparison, the average worldwide gender life ...
Alert: US Drug Overdose Death Almost Tripled in Just 15 Years
Nature World News - 2/26/2017 4:22:54 AM
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the rate of death due to drug overdose in the country have nearly tripled in just 15 years. The CDC report, released Feb. 24, showed that the rate of age-adjusted drug overdose ...
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
... has high childhood mortality rate, this will make average national life expectancy much lower, as would a country in which many young people die in injuries and violence. Professor Colin Mathers, co-author from the World Health Organization explained ...
100 Countries Where Cancer Deaths are on the Decline
MSN - 2/7/2017 11:57:55 PM
Around the world, many countries are experiencing a decline in the number of cancer deaths, but where have cancer rates declined the most? To compile the list of the top 100 countries where cancer deaths are decreasing, HealthGrove, a health data site by ...
MSH commends Malawi’s progress on HIV/AIDS fight and maternal mortality
Nyasa Times - 2/23/2017 3:46:29 PM
Speaking to Mana in an interview Thursday, Taylor who is based in United States of America and was in the country for World Health Organisation conference told Mana that reducing maternal mortality rate by 53 percent between 1990 and 2013 was a remarkable ...
With 5cr affected, India among countries worst hit by depression
Times of India - 2/24/2017 12:57:41 AM
About 3.8 crore people in India suffered from anxiety disorders in 2015, with a prevalence rate of 3%. The data shows 78% of global suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries, whereas suicide accounted for close to 1.5% of all deaths worldwide ...
World Health Organization Officials Predict Improved Life Expectancy Rates by 2030
themonitordaily.com - 2/23/2017 12:33:13 PM
In contrast, according to a 2015 World Health Organization survey ... the team of researchers analyzed data on longevity patterns and mortality rates pulled from 35 industrialized nations, including countries with an advanced economy, as well as poorer ...
US life expectancy falling further behind other countries: Study
rinf.com - 2/22/2017 7:22:25 PM
Life expectancy in the United States is expected to fall further behind other high-income countries ... mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study said. South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world ...
Spanish government creates new sex position to stimulate low birth rate
RT - 2/27/2017 1:11:25 PM
Last year Spain recorded more deaths than births for the first time since World War II prompting Prime Minister ... a staggering 18 percent since 2008, leaving the country with one of the lowest birth rates in the European Union, hovering just above ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
India Now Has the World’s Worst Air Pollution
MIT Technology Review - 2/14/2017 8:29:11 PM
We’ve all seen pictures of Chinese cities blanketed in smog, and China’s air pollution has been the world’s worst for years in terms of the number of premature deaths it causes. But it’s now roughly tied with India, and the two countries appear ...
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
worldatlas.com - 9/28/2016 4:11:41 PM
... more firearm-related deaths than any other country in the world. Here, 67.18 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people occur annually. Additionally, this country has the highest homicide rate in the world; 78.6% of all homicides are by gun. San Pedro ...