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
U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Rises, Bucks Trend of Fewer Such Deaths Worldwide
AllGov - 9/23/2016 12:07:05 PM
Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that has gone against the grain, new data show. Its maternal mortality rate has risen despite improvements in health care ...
Here’s Where America Ranks among the World’s Healthiest Countries
FORTUNE - 9/22/2016 11:42:37 PM
The U.S. received its lowest marks in the categories for deaths related to natural disasters ... used as the basis for review and action at the country level.” Overall, the U.S. needs to improve its rate of childhood obesity, homicide, and unsafe ...
India’s poor health infrastructure bags it 143rd spot in 188 countries
Hindustan Times - 9/23/2016 6:37:48 AM
(Shutterstock) India was given the 143rd spot in 188 countries by a global health study, that released on Friday. The study cited various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria hygiene ... The study said cross the world good progress has been ...
The resilience of rhinos: Photos capture the world's real-life unicorns
Mashable - 9/22/2016 11:03:50 AM
According to a recent special investigation by National Geographic in South Africa, where 70% of the total rhino population resides, the death rate ... The World Wildlife Fund has been working to save endangered animals in more than 100 countries for ...
Vivian: Death penalty keeps Singapore as one of the safest countries in the world
theindependent.sg - 9/23/2016 3:27:31 PM
According to the UNODC, the average homicide rate in ... of the few countries in the world which has successfully fought this drug problem. And we do not have slums, we do not have ghettos, we do not have no-go zones for the police. The death penalty ...
Singapore among top countries in UN health and living standards list
The Straits Times - 9/23/2016 6:02:00 AM
and was grouped the highest-scoring country together with Iceland (85.5) and Sweden (85.3). The median SDG index was 59.3 across the world. Singapore scored a perfect 100 (where 100 indicated safe levels) in indicators such as disaster (death rate due to ...
Too much sitting the cause of global deaths
iafrica.com - 9/23/2016 7:27:54 AM
Looking at the results by country, the highest rates were found in Lebanon (11.6%), the Netherlands ... behavior should be minimised in order to prevent premature deaths around the world and suggest that strategic national health campaigns, such as ...
World Heart Federation urges action on cardiovascular health
Can India News - 9/23/2016 3:13:12 PM
NEW YORK– The World Heart ... CVD rates. Countries that measure these rates are also the ones which demonstrate the greatest reductions in CVD. “We are calling on governments to reinforce their commitment to preventing premature deaths by taking ...
Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day
Lankaweb - 9/23/2016 9:18:16 PM
The populous country today takes the burden of over ... “We are supporting the mission of World Health Organization to reduce the non-communicable disease mortality rate by 2025 with the reduction of premature deaths because of cardiovascular diseases.
On health index, India ranks 143 out of 188 countries. Find out which country tops the list?
India TV - 9/23/2016 5:33:22 AM
India is standing at 143rd position among 188 countries in the first annual assessment ... it scored just 18 points. For under-five mortality India scored 39 points while for Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) it scored 28 points. India, however, scored above ...
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 ...
Four Percent of Global Deaths Linked to Prolonged Sitting
Med India - 9/23/2016 2:23:05 PM
The death rate was more in the Western Pacific, followed by European countries, the Eastern Mediterranean ... According to a study published in the journal Lancet (2012), about 31% of the world population does not meet the current recommendations for ...
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.
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 ...