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
Road deaths in Malaysia above world average – report
Paultan | Paul Tan - 10/13/2015 7:30:13 AM
The rising rate of road accidents have brought with it more fatalities, and the statistic of the latter in Malaysia is now higher than the world average ... “With the country having such a high number of deaths caused especially by road traffic accidents ...
Free check-up camps for World Arthritis Day and Bone & Joint Week
The Indian Express - 10/12/2015 5:47:01 PM
On the occasion of World Arthritis Day (October 12 ... said that Pune is the epicentre of fatal road accidents in the country. The accidental death rate for Pune is 89.4%, highest in the country. Dr Ketan Khurjekar, spine surgeon at Sancheti Hospital ...
FactCheck Q&A: are Indigenous youth suicide rates in the top of Australia the highest in the world?
THE CONVERSATION - 10/11/2015 6:45:28 PM
TONY JONES: So Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half ... have the highest rate of suicide in the world. To know for sure, we’d need to compare age standardised data by sex and age-group from other countries with high suicide rates.
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
North Carolina’s infant mortality rate ticks up, with increases in black and Latino baby deaths
The Progressive Pulse - 10/12/2015 5:32:42 PM
while the United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world. A 2014 chart from the Washington Post shows just how far the United State lags behind many countries, largely European, when it comes to how infants fare.
Reducing infant mortality rates in St. Louis City and County
Fox2now - 10/9/2015 5:07:38 PM
Access to healthy foods, neighborhood and housing conditions, access to jobs and education, stress - these are all things impacting healthy birth and development. Infant death rates in St. Louis City and County are worse than some third-world countries.
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
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
One in 13 world cancer patients is Indian: US study
Times of India - 10/13/2015 3:05:22 AM
NOIDA: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a unit of US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), has observed that India shares a large proportion of the global cancer burden, with rising mortality rates ... patient in the world is an Indian.
2020: High income status, higher suicide rates too
freemalaysiatoday.com - 10/12/2015 4:10:59 AM
suicide cases in the country accounted for 1.3 deaths for every 100,000 people. He said that while the suicide rate in the country was not at a worrying level, it could increase as the nation inched closer to 2020 due to current lifestyles. “We need to ...
Cigarette smoking will kill two million Chinese nationals by 2030, says study
Firstpost - 10/9/2015 11:45:30 AM
Beijing:Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous ... twice the mortality rate of people who never smoked ...
11 States with the Lowest Suicide Rates in America
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/13/2015 11:04:58 AM
Suicide is one of the most common causes of death in the world, and the same is true for ... to find out that it has one of the highest rates of planning and attempting suicides by teenagers in the country. However, a strong economy, an unemployment ...
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization looked at mortality rates for newborn babies over the last 20 ... the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns die at about the same rate as ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
Americans won't tolerate firearm deaths forever
Los Angeles Times - 10/12/2015 12:07:36 AM
The United States has only 4.5% of the world ... death rate in France is 3 per 100,000 people. In Italy and Germany it's 1-plus. In Britain, India and Japan, it's way under 1. "One of the myths," Wintemute says, "is that the U.S. is an inherently violent ...