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
Malaria Death Rates Drop Amid Fear of Drug Resistance
This Day Live - 12/18/2014 12:10:15 AM
According to Reuters, drug resistance malaria fever has been spreading in Myanmar and other countries in the Mekong River basin ... despite the drop in death rates recorded in 12 years. According to WHO, while the number of people dying from malaria ...
World population gains more than 6 years of life expectancy since 1990
Science Daily - 12/18/2014 1:21:50 AM
while rapidly declining death rates for diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, and neonatal disorders have helped extend life expectancy in low-income countries. While life expectancies are increasing throughout the world, there is one notable ...
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 ...
As world homicide rate declines, killings rise in Latin America, Caribbean
The Telegraph - 12/16/2014 9:30:58 AM
Other Latin countries with high homicide rates, according to the report, were El Salvador, 43.9, or 2,767 homicides; Colombia, 43.9, or 20,923 deaths; Guatemala, 39.9, 6,025 homicides, Brazil, at 32.4, with 64,357 homicides, and Mexico, with 26,597 ...
The Lancet: World population gains more than 6 years of life expectancy since 1990
Eurek Alert - 12/17/2014 11:34:28 PM
while rapidly declining death rates for diarrhoea, lower respiratory tract infections, and neonatal disorders have helped extend life expectancy in low-income countries (see figure 7 page 14, and table 2 pages 15-23). While life expectancies are increasing ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out in 2013 - up from at least 682 in 2012 - according to the latest global report from Amnesty International. The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013, a rise on the previous year when executions were ...
Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases
Science Codex - 12/18/2014 12:27:33 PM
SEATTLE--People are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease have fallen, according to a new, first-ever journal publication of country-specific cause-of-death data for ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized countries. Switzerland has the highest share of infant mortality cases whose deaths are within the first day: 71 percent. The Save the Children report notes ...
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
The death rate from severe acute respiratory syndrome has more than doubled, to 5.6 percent, since the epidemic was first detected in mid-March, causing deep concern among health officials. Although the overall death rate, according to World Health ...
WHO: Ebola virus death toll rises to 6,915
ИТАР-ТАСС - 12/17/2014 10:08:34 PM
“All three countries report that more than 80% of registered contacts ... from wild animals and can be transmitted from humans to humans. The average EVD case death rate is some 50% The first outbreaks of the EVD occurred in remote Central African ...
Ebola death rate now at 70%: World Health Organization
New York Daily News - 10/14/2014 5:40:52 PM
The death rate from Ebola has jumped from 50% to 70% ... He added that the agency is still trying to isolate and treat people quickly, but if other countries don't step up their efforts within 60 days, "a lot more people will die." The WHO's goal is ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Bloomberg Philanthropies Each year, 1.3 million people die in car accidents, so these 10 countries are responsible for nearly half of all road deaths. Overall, though, India is responsible for the highest overall number of road deaths, followed by China ...
Here Are The Homicide Rates For Countries Around The World
The Business Insider - 11/7/2014 4:29:27 PM
Europe, on the other hand, has a low rate of gun deaths and a low homicide rate overall. U.N. Global Homicide Report Reliable homicide data wasn't available for every country, and the World Health Organization had to estimate rates for some countries.
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
When her study team excluded births before 24 weeks, the U.S. rate improved to 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births but still lagged behind nine other countries and remained about double that of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The infant mortality rate ...