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
Childbirth Deaths More Likely for U.S. Women Than Most Industrialized Nations: Report
About Lawsuits - 11/20/2015 5:58:02 PM
The United States ranks among the bottom of the world’s wealthy countries in its rate of death during birth and delivery, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO). The findings of a worldwide survey were published in the journal ...
The world's new top cause of death: Our diets
FOX News - 11/23/2015 9:14:55 PM
Obesity puts people at increased risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes -- the risk factor associated with the fourth-most deaths globally. Between 1990 and 2013, diabetes rates shot up in 185 countries worldwide. They decreased or stayed level ...
Mortality rate among expectant U.S. mothers is high
The Columbus Dispatch - 11/20/2015 5:26:25 AM
The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, and it spends far more on health care than other rich nations do. So what’s going on? For starters, there are parallel trends in the U.S.’s infant-mortality rate relative to other ...
U.S. near bottom of wealthy nations in childbirth deaths
The Herald of Everett - 11/21/2015 11:54:46 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare than other rich nations. So how did we end up here? For starters, you can see parallel trends in our infant mortality rate relative to other countries, too. Part of it is ...
Report: Overdose Deaths Among Youth Up in Calif., 34 Other States
California Healthline - 11/24/2015 12:45:29 PM
the drug overdose rate among 12- to 25-year-olds throughout the country increased more than twofold, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 individuals in 1999 to 2001 to 7.3 deaths per 100,000 in 2011 to 2013 (Thompson, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report ...
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 ...
Traffic deaths increase; people 'are by far the largest cause of fatalities'
Central Pennsylvania - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
The agency plans to hold five meetings around the country early next year to ... Rosekind said 2014 statistics show that distracted driving caused about 10 percent of the 32,675 traffic deaths that year. But he said that since driver distraction is ...
Boko Haram overtakes ISIS in terror deaths
WLWT 5 - 11/19/2015 2:17:19 PM
The number of countries experiencing more than 500 terrorism deaths increased from five to 11 in 2013 ... Many cities in the world have higher homicide rates than the highest terrorist rates. Caracas, for example, holds the highest homicide rate in ...
Countries spending the most on health care
WITN - 11/22/2015 10:49:09 PM
The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country in the world. By contrast ... seven have a lower infant mortality rate than the OECD average. Similarly, all but two countries on the list have ...
On Universal Children’s Day, UN says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children
UN News Centre - 11/19/2015 11:57:08 PM
“In just over a generation, the world has cut child death rates by half, put over 90 per cent of children ... nearly 250 million children live in conflict-torn countries, and over 200,000 have risked their lives this year seeking refuge in Europe ...
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 ...
Pa., N.J. lead nation in young men's overdose deaths
The Morning Call - 11/20/2015 11:27:19 PM
Pennsylvania leads the nation - New Jersey is fourth - in drug overdose deaths among young adult men ... New Zealand is the only other country in the world that allows prescription medication commercials on television with minimal regulation.
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
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 ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...