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
WHAT'S UP DOC? Education, access key to reducing death rates of mothers and babies
MetroWest Daily News - 6/30/2015 5:05:43 PM
For reference, the United States’ rate is 6 per 1,000, ranking 55th among 224 countries where World Factbook data was reported. Maternal deaths reported in the World Factbook vary from 2,054 per 100,000 live births in South Sudan to 2 per 100,000 in Estonia.
Better medicine packaging can help lower infant mortality rate
Economic Times - 6/30/2015 11:43:36 AM
LONDON: Improved packaging could significantly increase the usage of key medicines such as ORS in developing countries like India, which can help lower infant mortality rates, according ... annually in the developing world due to inappropriate or no ...
Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs
Science Daily - 6/30/2015 2:39:34 AM
The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased ... Infant dehydration due to diarrhea results in 600,000 deaths annually in the developing world due to inappropriate or no treatment. Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) combats ...
Study shows death rates linked to sugary drinks
Science Recorder - 6/30/2015 4:41:16 AM
An example of this is in Mexico, a country that has one of the world’s highest per-capita consumption ... To see the actual number of deaths, they then combed through different disease rates (cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular) and looked at how ...
Tanzania: Under-Five Mortality Rate Reduced Sharply
AllAfrica - 6/30/2015 8:44:38 AM
Tanzania has been hailed for registering major achievements in attaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) number four for reducing under- five mortality from 161 per ... of the MDG number four in the country. He was speaking during a National Multi ...
World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 6/30/2015 3:46:59 PM
More than 90 percent of the world population has access to clean water ... 16 tropical diseases that cause blindness, disfigurement and death and affect more than 1.4 billion people in 149 countries, the report said. One billion people worldwide have ...
Researchers: Sugary Drinks Tied To High Death Toll Worldwide
CBS Philly - 6/30/2015 1:02:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Is sugar responsible for numerous deaths around the world? Researchers at Tufts University ... disease and 6,400 from cancer. Of the 51 countries studied, Mexico had the highest rate of death from sugary drinks, while the U.S ...
Sugary drink consumption 'may lead to over 184,000 global deaths each year'
Medical News Today - 6/30/2015 6:57:16 AM
The US had the second highest rate, at an estimated 125 deaths per 1 ... also of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, says: "Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single dietary factor, sugar ...
Sugary Drinks Linked To 25,000 Deaths In The U.S. Each Year
Food World News - 6/30/2015 7:54:32 AM
In Mexico - a country with one of the world's highest per-capita consumption of sweetened drinks - about 24,000 adults' deaths in 2010 were attributed to overconsumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. That translated into the highest death rate of the world's ...
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Times of India - 6/30/2015 12:40:52 PM
But when it comes to the actual death rate, Mexico is top — with 404.5 deaths per ... and Imperial College London in the UK. "Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single dietary factor, sugar-sweetened beverages.
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.
Smart ORS Packaging may Reduce Infant Mortality in the Developing World
Med India - 6/30/2015 7:57:31 PM
A new study says that improved packaging of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) could reduce infant mortality rates in developing countries like India ... in 600,000 deaths annually in the developing world due to inappropriate or no treatment.
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... 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 in the industrialized ...
Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
theday.com - 6/30/2015 2:10:56 AM
In Mexico — a country with one of the world’s highest per capita consumption of sweetened drinks — about 24,000 adults’ deaths in 2010 were attributed to overconsumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. That translated into the highest death rate of the ...