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
Map: These countries have the world’s deadliest roads
Washington Post - 5/22/2015 6:53:25 AM
So how does India rank globally? Here are the top 10 countries by fatalities each year, according to the World Health Organization: If you look at the data of traffic fatalities by 100,000 people each year, India's rate drops sufficiently. The top ...
Two In Three Deaths Go Unreported
Asianscientist - 5/22/2015 7:29:12 AM
To put this in perspective, 140 countries, or 80 percent of the world’s population–do not have reliable cause of death statistics. How can you influence country and global policy and intervention programs if you don’t know the underlying causes of ...
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 ...
Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO
The Straits Times - 5/21/2015 6:07:29 PM
GENEVA (AFP) - Countries have agreed to ... for 90 per cent of the world's malaria deaths. The world has already made huge strides against the disease, with global incidence plunging 30 per cent and mortality rates falling 47 per cent between 2000 and ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
WebWire - 5/22/2015 2:24:23 PM
In an effort to fight two major health issues – childhood stunting and women dying during childbirth --Indonesia and the World Bank ... mortality rate of 190 out of 100,000 live births. Both rates are very high for a middle-income country.
Suicide sweeping Indian Country is genocide
People's World - 5/18/2015 6:53:59 PM
I must amplify on a report that appeared in People's World's ... specter of death stalking Indian people. A literal youth suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian Country, with American Indian teens and young adults killing themselves at a rate, at its lowest ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... 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 ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/20/2015 12:22:05 AM
Newborn mortality rates have fallen even more slowly and ... and 7,300 women experience a stillbirth. Moreover, these deaths are not equally distributed within or between countries around the world. As improved newborn survival and health are intrinsically ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
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 ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The county was ranked third-highest in the country and was similar to rates ... World Fact Book data. Dr. Michelle Taylor, a maternal and child physician for the Shelby County Health Department, said a range of possibilities — sudden infant death ...
In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
Los Angeles Times - 5/22/2015 12:22:42 PM
The nation's death toll of ... Brazil's homicide rate was 32.2 per 100,000 residents, and in 2012 it was just over 32.4." "In the same period," he said, "the world overall got about 16% safer from murder, while developed countries saw a drop of 40%."
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher ... than 5 died in the United States in 2013. Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the ...
16-year-old girl in Guatemala beaten, burned alive by mob
Al Arabiya News - 5/23/2015 5:36:28 PM
A 16-year-old girl has been beaten and then burned to death in the Guatemala by a lynch mob ... which struggles with corruption and gang-based violence. The country has the world’s sixth highest murder rate.
This man came from Rome to show Americans why the death penalty is wrong
Quartz - 5/24/2015 1:24:45 PM
Today, 105 countries around the world have abolished the death penalty by ... person every two or three years,” says Marazzitti, “At this rate, they would need 2000 years to free the death row. […] The system is going into bureaucratic and financial ...