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
CDC: U.S. Has Highest Death Crash Rate
virginiabeach.legalexaminer.com - 7/28/2016 8:35:30 AM
Despite the progress the U.S. has made in road safety, we have only reduced our crash death rate by 31 percent, compared to the other 19 countries, which all averaged a decrease of approximately 56 percent. The CDC used data provided by the World Health ...
Apollo astronauts suffer higher rates of heart disease than other astronauts: Report
India TV - 7/29/2016 8:34:19 AM
Researchers examined the death records of 42 astronauts who flew in space, including seven Apollo veterans and 35 who died without ever going into space. They found the Apollo astronauts’ mortality rate from ... States and other countries which are ...
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 - 6/12/2016 11:56:13 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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
Understanding Sudden Deaths
This Day Live - 7/28/2016 5:32:23 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines sudden deaths as death occurring within 24 hours ... it would help a long way in reducing the prevalence rate of NCDs in the country. A recent study conducted by the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom ...
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 ...
Reducing gun access can cut suicide rates: Study
Financial Express - 7/29/2016 10:00:13 AM
Legislation reducing access to firearms can lower suicide rates in the US, says a study based on examination of relationship between gun ownership and suicide rates around the world. In 2014, of the more than 33,500 firearm deaths in the US, over 21,000 ...
Death penalty statistics, country by country
The Guardian - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, its practice remains commonplace. At least 1,722 people were sentenced to death in 58 countries in 2012. This is a decrease from 2011, when at least 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced in 63 ...
Worlds Made by Hand
lewrockwell.com - 7/28/2016 4:39:17 AM
His world ... interest rates, central bankers on a suicide mission of debasement, delusional Americans using debt to live far above their means as their standard of living declines, politicians continuing to obligate their bankrupt countries to even ...
Move over Superman, meet Shaka Zulu: the game changing how the world sees Africa
CNN - 7/29/2016 8:05:41 AM
Characters include Unnamed Pharaoh, an Egyptian who has been awakened from death by a cosmic event ... "Imagine scenarios where Africa's Legends educates Ebola hit countries on unsafe burial practices or Africa's Legends combats unsafe waste management ...
World shares mixed as investors await Bank of Japan decision
KX News - 7/28/2016 2:30:26 AM
HONG KONG (AP) - World stock benchmarks were uneven Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes ... four deadly attacks in the country in a... North Korea's top diplomat ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. Over the next two decades that fell by half ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
Physical Inactivity Cost The World $67.5 Billion In One Year
vocativ.com - 7/28/2016 8:45:39 PM
Couch potatoes beware—according to a new study in the Lancet, your refusal to get off your butts and go to the gym cost the world roughly $67.5 billion ... along with the rates of these diseases per country and calculated the odds of any given disease ...