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
America leads world in prescription painkiller, heroin abuse and marijuana is world’s most popular drug: U.N. stats
New York Daily News - 11/30/2015 3:44:29 PM
America’s pain pill and heroin addiction exceeds that of all other countries in the world, statistics from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (U.N.O.D.C.) show. And only Icelanders suffer more drug overdose deaths and ingest more marijuana than Americans ...
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide
Daily News Egypt - 11/26/2015 11:56:00 PM
Canada and Europe are rising rapidly as death rates do not exceed 15% in those countries. The Middle East witnesses lower rates of recovery from breast cancer in the world as it is the worst region in terms of recovery rates. The number of deaths from ...
Nostalgia is killing the white working class: The story behind the shocking mortality rates
Salon - 11/27/2015 11:58:59 AM
Fifty-three percent of Americans think the country ... related group. Mortality rates for African Americans and Hispanics continue to fall, as do those of white working-class Americans’ peers in wealthy nations around the world. Even among American ...
The death penalty is not a deterrent
Stabroek News - 11/29/2015 9:11:58 AM
We are the only country in South America that still has the ... In addition to our high murder rate, we have the highest suicide rate in the world and the fourth highest rate of road deaths. How are we going to move away from a culture of death to a ...
EU won't punish Caribbean countries over death penalty, says official
Jamaica Observer - 11/26/2015 7:28:09 AM
Here in the Caribbean, many countries that retain the death penalty are the ones with the highest crime rates," she said ... told the conference that there was no evidence anywhere in the world that proved that by establishing the death sentence it ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
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 ...
Nigeria And Echoes Of 2015 World Toilet Day
government.leadership.ng - 11/25/2015 10:13:59 AM
the worst 10 places in the world for a toilet, the least and most improved, with country snapshots for maternal mortality rate, child mortality rate, life expectancy, stunting and average per capita gross national income (GNI). In the report the world’s ...
Is South Korea a developed country?
Investopedia - 11/30/2015 2:54:23 PM
South Korea has joined the developed world as of 2015. The country has a strong per capita gross domestic product (GDP), low infant mortality rate and high life expectancy, and offers its citizens widespread access to quality health care and higher education.
Laurie Edmiston: Canada's challenge for World AIDS Day
Canada - 11/30/2015 8:56:28 AM
It’s a question I often hear on World ... countries. But an HIV epidemic in Canada? More than 70,000 Canadians are living with HIV and on average seven to eight new infections happen every day. While these numbers are concerning, Canada’s overall rate ...
Ethiopia and the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies
Nazret - 11/30/2015 2:04:16 PM
I am seething in temporal temper over the World Bank’s “devilish art” of economic ... half fiscal year economic performance of Ethiopia, said: “Statistics collection of the country requires transformations, and we advised the government to do ...
Victoria Beckham Designs Items for World AIDS Day
Pop & Herald - 11/30/2015 4:13:07 PM
Without medical care, HIV leads to AIDS and premature death. The future of the HIV epidemic in the country Pakistan would depend on the ... a new report released by UNAIDS ahead of World AIDS Day being observed on Dec 1, said. Starting 2000, due to the ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
East Africa: Disease Numbers On the Rise As World Diabetes Day Is Marked
AllAfrica - 11/30/2015 8:06:21 AM
Of the three types of the diabetes mellitus category - type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, which affects pregnant women - type 2 is the most prevalent in the country ... are the world's deadliest ailments, accounting for most deaths at 7.3 million ...