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
Low-cost antiseptic could help reduce deaths in newborn babies
News-Medical - 3/5/2015 5:05:29 AM
As one of the World Health Organisation's Essential Medicines ... or as a cleansing agent for the newborn baby's skin or umbilical cord. In some countries with high infant death rates, using chlorhexidine as a cleansing agent after birth has been shown ...
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola: Report
bdnews24 - 3/3/2015 5:03:41 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the ... the three countries most affected by the recent Ebola outbreak which led to 9,365 deaths.
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 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 ...
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola due to poor healthcare systems
La Prensa - 3/3/2015 4:27:54 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the ... the three countries most affected by the recent Ebola outbreak which lead to 9,365 deaths.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
Scientists across 30 countries meet to discuss ways to tackle poverty
Spy Ghana - 3/4/2015 4:12:23 PM
According to recent Lancet reports, under-nutrition remains the underlying cause of death for at least 3.1 million ... from different countries and regions of the world. It provides a reminder of the challenges facing global agriculture and food systems ...
Salmon frozen to death at three Cooke aquaculture sites
FIS - 3/4/2015 8:15:46 PM
Higher-than-usual salmon mortality rates have been reported at three Nova Scotia locations ... the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the expected cause of death," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.
Venezuela to charge 8 police in young men's disappearance, death
Reuters - 3/2/2015 9:08:15 PM
the country's public prosecutor's office said on Monday. Venezuela has the second worst homicide rate in the world, according to United Nations, and government officials acknowledge police are often involved in violent crime. Alejandro Garcia, 22 ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
Almost 30 Countries Suffer from Weaker Health Systems Than Ebola-Hit West Africa, Putting Millions at Risk - Save the Children
Market Watch - 3/2/2015 6:59:24 PM
The report ranks the ... to the deaths of 17,000 children each day from preventable causes like pneumonia and malaria." The reports' index looks at the numbers of health workers, government spending on health, and mortality rates. Somalia ranks lowest ...
The Next Ebola Zone: Report Finds 28 High-Risk Countries
NBC News - 3/3/2015 6:08:06 PM
The group devised an index of the public health systems of the world's poorest countries based on the number of health workers, government spending on health and mortality rates. Somalia ranked ... but also contribute to the deaths of 17,000 children ...
Indian lives cut short by three years from pollutoin
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:00:18 PM
India is among the most polluted country in the world, a direct consequence of its growth-orientated ... life expectancy at birth by three years. India has the highest rate of death caused by chronic respiratory diseases anywhere in the world.
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
Phys.org - 2/27/2015 12:00:37 PM
The World Health Organization rates India's air pollution as some of the worst—ranking 13 of the country's cities among the 20 most ... India has the highest rate of death caused by chronic respiratory diseases anywhere in the world.
Almost 30 Countries Suffer From Weaker Health Systems Than Ebola-hit West Africa, Putting Millions At Risk
WebWire - 3/3/2015 3:02:00 PM
Health systems throughout the developing world ... deaths of 17,000 children each day from preventable causes like pneumonia and malaria.” The reports’ index looks at the numbers of health workers, government spending on health, and mortality rates.