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
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/19/2013 6:02:17 PM
“I always use this chart of childhood death,” Bill Gates says ... we’ve got things where we’ll spend our dollars on treatments where you’re valuing a life here at over $10 to $20 million. Really big, big numbers, which if you ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/18/2013 1:14:09 AM
Johnson said a review of Flagler's deaths in 2012 found three were caused by non-survivable genetic defects and three resulted from co-sleeping — babies who died while sleeping next to their parents. In 2011, three Flagler County babies also died because ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
AUGUSTA, ME, May 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of deaths in Maine now exceeds the number of births, according to a new report released by the Governor's Office of Policy and Management (OPM). Last year, there were 103 more deaths than new babies.
More Americans Murdered In Mexico Than In Any Other Country In The World
FOX News - 5/20/2013 6:58:22 PM
Of the 648 American murders south of the border ... and dropped to 71 in 2012. The most dangerous city for Americans? Tijuana. In the past 10 years, 130 deaths have been reported in the city just south from San Diego, California.
World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF's Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country's Changing Art Landscape (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
The Arab Spring countries of North Africa and the Middle East are ushering in a new generation of contemporary artists, eager to express their social and political perspectives in an era of post-revolutionary change. Journalists have taken ...
Editorial: Clothing the world shouldn’t be a death sentence
Dallas Morning News - 5/20/2013 3:49:16 AM
That imagery represents an uncomfortable truth about capitalism and global trade: Products marketed by mass retailers in Dallas, New York or London often originate in factories whose labor and safety rules wouldn’t pass U.S. or European standards.
Poor Countries Lack Modern Contraception
Voice of America - 5/20/2013 9:54:20 AM
A new study says little is being done to meet the growing demand for modern contraception methods in poor countries. The Guttmacher Institute says there’s an increasing desire for smaller families. Guttmacher says between 2003 and 2012 the ...
The 9 Most Obese Countries in the World
The Motley Fool - 5/21/2013 4:52:30 AM
The world is expanding, but unfortunately it's not the global economy whose waistline needs to go up a size. The rate of worldwide obesity has been marching higher at an extraordinary rate for more than three decades now. According to the ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
“From a theoretical stand point, developed economies would be expected to have slower economic growth rates because ... With world population set to rise from 7 billion in 2010 to 8.5 billion 2030 and rapid aging in the advanced countries, demographic ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 5:58:07 AM
The yen has depreciated more than 15 percent this year against the dollar, the biggest loser among 16 major currencies. It touched 103.31 per greenback last week, the weakest since October 2008, and was at 102.84 at 10:37 a.m. in Tokyo today.
Hollande Bonds Without AAA Shine Brighter Than Gold: Euro Credit
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 7:08:31 AM
France’s bond market, Europe’s second biggest after Italy’s, also offers investors comfort they can exit the market without difficulty ... The S&P GSCI lost 3 percent during that time, compared with a gain of 5.06 percent for government ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
Bed sharing increases risk of cot death
WebMD.Boots.com - 5/21/2013 5:56:56 AM
21 st May 2013 - Parents who share a bed with their breastfed baby could face a fivefold increase in the risk of cot death, even if they don't smoke. The new research published in BMJ Open analysed five major studies into cot death and was led by the ...
Death sentence for China bank fraud
MSN UK News - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Many households provide money for private lending in an effort to get a better return than the low deposit rates paid by Chinese ... still must be confirmed. All death sentences in China are automatically appealed to the country's highest court for review.
Fishing For Yield In A World Of Liquidity
Seeking Alpha - 5/20/2013 12:17:30 PM
There will be no very dramatic recovery in the developed countries. In the U.S., for example, though PrevInvest - the market intelligence group offering this report - sees a recovery underway, it notes the movement is at a "gentle pace, far below that ...