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
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/13/2016 8:34:36 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
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.
Statistics do not support the view that abolition of the death penalty does not affect the murder rate
Stabroek News - 6/25/2016 6:15:41 AM
single murders rarely attract the death penalty), but it also has one of the lowest murder rates in the world. In fact Japan and Singapore hold first and second place as the countries in the developed world with the lowest murder rates. In the United ...
How many of the 10 fattest countries are Muslim?
Muslim Village - 6/23/2016 2:24:49 PM
In South Africa, some say that nearly half of the country’s total deaths are caused by heart attacks and ... Egypt has the highest diabetes rates in the world, and teenagers in the country drink an alarming amount of soda, making it the fattest country ...
Deaths outpace births in Spain for first time on record
Channel News Asia - 6/23/2016 3:22:05 PM
The country has the tenth oldest population in the world with an average age of around 43. The National Statistics Institute (INE) said deaths exceeded births by almost 3,200 over the full year, the first time this had happened since it began collecting ...
Deaths Outnumbered Births in Spain in 2015 — First Time in 75 Years
Voice of America - 6/23/2016 4:30:41 AM
The country has the 10th-oldest population in the world with an average age of around 43. The National Statistics Institute (INE) said deaths exceeded births by almost 3,200 over the full year, the first time this had happened since it began collecting ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
Updated News - 6/23/2016 5:49:25 AM
Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American ... provides medical abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. “The World Health Organization predicts as many ...
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
almontealdia.com - 6/25/2016 7:01:37 PM
And researchers reported Wednesday that fears over Zika-related birth defects may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the ... The virus rarely results in hospitalization or death, but it is a great concern for pregnant ...
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 ...
Indigenous suicide rates in the Kimberley seven times national average
THE CONVERSATION - 6/26/2016 3:54:19 PM
This ever-rising tide helps confirm that two worlds, with widely differing experiences of life (and death), are living in this country. This is not “news”. The scenario of such widely differing rates of suicide ... We know world-wide those ...
Report: North Korean forced laborers dying at high rates
United Press International - 6/24/2016 5:15:26 PM
The incident is not unique in a country where at least ... That's an average of seven deaths a month. From January to April alone an estimated 32 North Koreans are believed to have died at sites around the world. Deaths were also reported in Angola in ...
Least Developed Countries’ Vulnerabilities Make Graduation Difficult
Inter Press Service - 6/25/2016 2:33:47 AM
The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs ... measured in terms of undernourishment, child mortality rates, secondary school enrolment rates, and adult literacy. But we did not exceed the threshold ...
The World's Most And Least Peaceful Countries In 2016
Forbes - 6/17/2016 11:43:07 PM
Around 60 million people in this world have become ... The incarceration rate has also risen, presenting what the Institute called a “worrying trend” just two months before the start of the Olympics. Country to note: Côte d’Ivoire (#118) This ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.