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
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.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A major factor behind the high rate of preterm birth in the US is poverty ... 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 ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high-income countries ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
Global Malaria Deaths Hit A New Low
NPR News - 12/11/2013 5:11:15 PM
"Once a child presents with a fever, a mother has to take care of that child," Phumaphi told Shots. "The mothers are the main breadwinners in rural communities." They plow the fields, and they go and sell produce in the markets, she says.
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, it is still alive and well around the world ... meaning that there are nearly five times as many countries not executing prisoners as those that do in 2012. Setting China aside, Amnesty said at least ...
Kazakhstan among countries with highest road death rates
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2013 9:50:39 AM
ASTANA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Pulitzer Center has marked Kazakhstan as one of the worst countries for road deaths in an on-line interactive map published Monday. The independent American news media organization ranked countries based on 2013 ...
Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries
National Geographic - 11/2/2013 9:39:25 PM
Even in the U.S., tracking lightning incidents is tricky because they aren't required to be reported to any agency, so there ... Developing Countries, an intergovernmental group with a membership of 45 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America ...
Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone
The Independent - 9/28/2013 10:35:14 PM
Two months ago, a young mother of two was stoned to death by her relatives on the order of a tribal ... to the al-Shabaab militia in control of the city. Iran has the world's highest rate of execution by stoning. No one knows how many people have been ...
Countries with the highest death penalty rates
Yahoo! - 10/10/2011 11:54:51 PM
As the ninth World Day against the Death Penalty raises the awareness of the inhumanity of the law and calls for an end to capital punishment - we take a look at the five countries that carried out the most executions last year. The latest statistics from ...
Cancer deaths rise to 8.2 million, breast cancer sharply up
Reuters - 12/12/2013 10:50:41 AM
Cancer deaths were up 8 percent from 7.6 million in a previous survey in 2008 and breast cancer killed 522,000 women last year, up 14 percent in the same period, according to the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on ...
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
diseases such as malaria and AIDS have crowded out depression as a top public health risk. It’s still a very big deal, in other words, but HIV is responsible for far more lost-healthy-years than depression. Social scientists and public health advocates ...
Traffic Death Rates In Dominican Republic Among Highest In The World
The Huffington Post - 8/12/2013 5:11:35 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- High school student Adonis Tineo lay motionless in an overflowing emergency room on a recent afternoon after slamming his motorcycle into a truck laden with rice as he tried to pass a minivan. He was driving ...
Breast Cancer Up Sharply As Global Death Toll Rises
The Business Insider - 12/12/2013 10:50:41 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breas tcancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles. Cancer deaths ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death worldwide. In 2000, roughly 2,800 people died each day from road accidents, but in 2011 that ...