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
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
High childhood mortality rates and greater rates of death among young people ... "The US spends more of its budget on health care than any other country in the world. Some say this is due to the huge amount of inequality," she said.
These are the most dangerous roads in the world, according to WHO
FOX News - 2/21/2017 10:55:22 AM
With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic fatalities. About 90 percent of all road deaths occur in these low-income countries, even though they only have about half ...
Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)
The National Interest - 2/22/2017 2:50:25 PM
is the fifth-biggest among all countries in the world, highlighting how lifestyle choices among Ukrainian men, particularly their proneness to alcoholism, contributes to a high mortality rate. As a point of comparison, the average worldwide gender life ...
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
... has high childhood mortality rate, this will make average national life expectancy much lower, as would a country in which many young people die in injuries and violence. Professor Colin Mathers, co-author from the World Health Organization explained ...
MSH commends Malawi’s progress on HIV/AIDS fight and maternal mortality
Nyasa Times - 2/23/2017 3:46:29 PM
Speaking to Mana in an interview Thursday, Taylor who is based in United States of America and was in the country for World Health Organisation conference told Mana that reducing maternal mortality rate by 53 percent between 1990 and 2013 was a remarkable ...
World Health Organization Officials Predict Improved Life Expectancy Rates by 2030
themonitordaily.com - 2/23/2017 12:33:13 PM
In contrast, according to a 2015 World Health Organization survey ... the team of researchers analyzed data on longevity patterns and mortality rates pulled from 35 industrialized nations, including countries with an advanced economy, as well as poorer ...
US life expectancy falling further behind other countries: Study
rinf.com - 2/22/2017 7:22:25 PM
Life expectancy in the United States is expected to fall further behind other high-income countries ... mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study said. South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world ...
Average Life Expectancy Set to Break 90 in Parts of the World by 2030
mentalfloss.com - 2/22/2017 7:08:06 PM
For their research, Imperial College London and the World Health Organization studied ... health in seniors rather than reduced mortality rates in children. The study is based on the assumption that countries will continue to progress in the same direction ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Is Projected to Fall Even Further Behind Other Countries
FORTUNE - 2/23/2017 11:57:26 AM
Researchers from the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization mapped ... "The USA has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country, and was the first of high-income countries ...
US life expectancy lowest of high income countries and expected to lag behind further – study
RT - 2/22/2017 8:26:51 PM
Led by Imperial College London, the study was conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization ... has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country, and was the first of high-income ...
Nottage: Crime Rates Affecting Perception Of Countries In Region
Tribune242 - 2/20/2017 11:56:49 PM
“As you are all aware, our region continues to attract the attention of the world as a place where murder and crime rates are high ... prolific offenders in our countries use them to cause serious harm and to purvey death.” Drugs and illegal ...
China warns of bird flu’s rapid spread, high death rate
Today - 2/22/2017 8:19:41 PM
BEIJING — Chinese health authorities have issued stern warnings over the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in the past two days, admitting the situation had already affected half of the country and ... disease and minimise deaths. The World Health Organization ...
FACTBOX-World's major famines of the last 100 years
Reuters - 2/21/2017 12:35:35 PM
People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million ... in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent, and two or more people per 10,000 are dying per ...
Projection: South Korea to Lead World in Life Expectancy by 2030
MedPage Today - 2/20/2017 11:56:49 PM
they created an ensemble of 21 models for projecting age-specific death rates and projected life expectancy. The researchers found that while life expectancy is predicted to increase across the board, the extent varies by country. For example, from 2010 to ...
Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030
Reuters - 2/21/2017 6:26:21 PM
LONDON Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years ... and also due to factors such as relatively high child and maternal mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study said.