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
Launched: A project to reduce maternal and child mortality by 2020 in Kenya.
wvi.org - 12/2/2016 10:58:23 AM
Kenya has long suffered from high maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality rates ... change and enrich policy at Country level. The knowledge products will be shared to shape and define MNCHN programming globally. World Vision Kenya will ...
U.S. life expectancy falls as many kinds of death increase
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 12/7/2016 11:16:55 PM
In 2015, rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death rose. Even more troubling to health ... The United States ranks below dozens of other high-income countries in life expectancy, according to the World Bank. It is highest in Japan, at nearly 84 years.
Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?
africacheck.org - 12/7/2016 2:09:54 AM
The death rate refers to the number of deaths per 1,000 people in a country. This ratio allows for comparisons to be made between countries with varying population sizes. But the source it links to – the CIA World Factbook – does not show this.
The World Must Learn From Cuba
teleSUR - 12/2/2016 11:58:38 PM
If every country in Latin America and the Caribbean had Cuba’s child mortality rate, there would have been about 136,000 ... With all its faults, if Cuba’s system spread to the entire world, humans could at least survive to work on eliminating those ...
This map says South Africa is ‘best at’ death – but it’s wrong
businesstech.co.za - 12/5/2016 8:17:20 AM
... Africa’s death ‘honour’ was taken from the CIA World Fact Book for 2014 – where indeed the country ranked first in the world for its death rate of 17.5 people per 1,000 population. However, the map purports to be an update for October 2016 ...
Fidel Castro’s Cuban Legacy: True Democracy Of Good Health Care, Low Infant Mortality, High Literacy & Ecosocialism
Counter Currents - 12/1/2016 5:08:48 AM
The UN Population Division provides detailed demographic data for essentially every country in the world since 1950 i.e. data on population, death rate, birth rate, population breakdown, under-5 infant mortality rate . For “good outcome”, low ...
Women’s Cancer Deaths Expected to Climb 60% by 2030
naturalsociety.com - 12/1/2016 3:02:57 PM
Breast cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in the world. The exceptions were China and North Korea, where there is a higher incidence of lung cancer. This is due to higher rates of ... Most of the cancer deaths in these countries are projected ...
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 ...
Fidel Castro's death: Vladimir Putin calls Cuba leader "reliable friend" as world leaders react
CBS News - 11/26/2016 9:46:45 AM
The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted celebrations among the country’s exiles ... outsized prominence in world affairs. He eliminated illiteracy, but failed to bring prosperity. Castro achieved a low infant mortality rate and a national health ...
To Reduce Infant Mortality, U.S. Cities Adopt the Finland Way
Governing - 11/30/2016 11:58:01 AM
Despite being a first-world country, the United States has a worse infant mortality rate than some second- and third-world countries. In fact, it has one of the highest rates of babies dying before their first birthday of any developed nation. In Detroit ...
Health of the U.S. falls behind peer countries
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 11/29/2016 12:24:51 AM
U.S. adults age 20 and older, have the highest rate of diabetes and plasma glucose levels. In deaths from ischemic ... The United State was once the world leader in education; however, students in many other high-income countries now outperform U.S ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
Confronting Sudden Death Syndrome
Leadership - 12/4/2016 4:15:09 AM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes sudden death as one that occurs within 24 hours ... These kinds of death have become prevalent in sub-Saharan African countries like Nigeria. Statistics by the WHO Country Profile for Nigeria in 2014, show ...
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.