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 ...
The 10 Least Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/25/2014 8:09:29 AM
The country also spends very little on health care, and it had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, at 890 deaths per 100,000 live births, in 2010. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had the world’s lowest gross national income per ...
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 ...
While death rates fall, tuberculosis still leaves millions stricken
Catholic Online - 10/24/2014 5:50:29 PM
The World Health Organization ... why there are still so many avoidable deaths from tuberculosis," TB Alert chief executive Mike Mandelbaum says. "By strengthening health systems, especially in high-incidence countries, we can turn the tide of this global ...
These Are The 10 Countries With The Highest Rates Of Execution
BuzzFeed - 10/24/2014 8:20:48 PM
According to this report, “Since 2009 Amnesty International stopped publishing its estimates on the use of the death penalty in China, where such data is considered a state secret.” In countries where there is political instability, including as Egypt ...
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.
China's Execution Rates Down By 20 Percent
chinatopix.com - 10/22/2014 4:38:17 AM
China is known to be the world leader in capital ... it is predicting that another 2,400 death row inmates will be executed before 2015. Hua said China's Supreme Court examines all the death sentences in the country and from July 2013 to September 14 ...
Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases: WHO
Winnipeg Sun - 10/25/2014 12:48:39 PM
The three worst-hit countries of West Africa -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- account for the bulk of the world's worst Ebola outbreak ... 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases.
Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads
The Rakyat Post - 10/25/2014 8:12:28 PM
The three worst-hit countries of West Africa – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – account for the bulk of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak ... 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70% of all cases.
Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections
The New England Journal of Medicine - 10/22/2014 12:09:15 PM
On March 23, 2014, the World ... of reported deaths to reported cases gives estimates that differ among countries (Table 2). These discrepancies perhaps reflect the challenges of clinical follow-up and data capture. The lower case fatality rate among ...
New Report: Cuba's Suicide Rate Highest in the Americas in Last Available Year
Breitbart News - 10/25/2014 1:24:26 PM
According to a study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)--the regional subdivision of the World Health Organization (WHO)--Cuba is rivaled only by the "non-Hispanic Caribbean" in suicide rates ... countries often differ on what kinds of deaths ...