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
India leads world in deaths of under-5 kids
Times of India - 6/28/2016 4:31:55 AM
In 24 low and lower-middle income countries, the child mortality rate has plummeted by two-thirds or more. India has witnessed around 62% decline in under-five deaths between 1990 and 2015. According to the report, unless the world accelerates progress and ...
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: UN
Economic Times - 6/28/2016 7:55:20 PM
The State of the World's Children', UNICEF's annual ... The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births -- still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second biggest ...
Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF global report
UNICEF - 6/28/2016 10:22:40 AM
The State of the World’s Children 2016, UNICEF’s annual flagship report indicates that to fully realize the target in Uganda, the reduction rate for under five mortality in poorer ... of UNICEF’s 2016-2020 Country Programme of Cooperation with ...
Map: Here are countries with the world's highest murder rates
Public Radio International - 6/27/2016 7:06:24 PM
The homicide rates, defined as the number of deaths by homicide per ... the report concluded. Several countries in Central America like Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala top the list of homicides in the world. The heightening violence there has forced ...
UNICEF: Early deaths await 69 million children by 2030
Al JAZEERA - 6/28/2016 2:01:35 AM
"We have a choice: Invest in these children now, or allow our world to become still more unequal and divided." Since the 1990s, under-five mortality rates have ... year of schooling completed, that country’s poverty rate falls by 9 percent on average.
Dylan Noble, ‘Country Boy’ Shot by Fresno Cops, ‘Loved Everybody’
Daily Beast - 6/28/2016 7:30:52 AM
The man was not in evidence, but two officers did come upon a jacked up pickup truck doing donuts in a dirt field one block into Fresno from the adjoining country ... world beyond Clovis. Standifer suggests that the protesters feared that Noble’s death ...
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.
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/13/2016 8:34:36 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
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 ...
UNICEF finds dramatic inequality among world's poorest, richest children
FOX News - 6/28/2016 11:34:15 AM
Noting some progress in halving global mortality rates for children under 5 since 1990 and boys and girls attending primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries ... for stronger efforts to educate the world's children, noting that on average each ...
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 ...
Even with good healthcare, social factors affect death risk
Win 98.5 - 6/27/2016 6:20:28 AM
"Sweden is arguably one of the most equitable countries in the world when it comes to use and access to healthcare ... his team hadn't expected to see differences in death rates. But social and economic risk factors did remain strong predictors of ...
Africa: Poverty and Early Deaths Await Millions of World's Most Disadvantaged Children - Unicef
AllAfrica - 6/28/2016 2:47:31 PM
"We have a choice: Invest in these children now or allow our world to become ... Global under-five mortality rates have been more than halved since 1990, boys and girls attend primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people ...
Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts
Singularity Hub Blog - 6/27/2016 4:43:14 PM
When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book showing very strong evidence that the world is getting ... under-five-years-old mortality rates between 1990 and 2012 ...
Report: North Korean forced laborers dying at high rates
United Press International - 6/24/2016 5:15:26 PM
The incident is not unique in a country where at least ... That's an average of seven deaths a month. From January to April alone an estimated 32 North Koreans are believed to have died at sites around the world. Deaths were also reported in Angola in ...