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
Rising death rate for middle-aged US workers driven by “deaths of despair”
World Socialist Web Site - 3/24/2017 5:39:26 AM
The latest research on rising mortality rates by Princeton University economists ... money” to pay for decent wages or social services in the US, the country claims eight of the world’s 10 wealthiest billionaires and spends more than the next seven ...
Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in U.S.
NBC News - 3/21/2017 11:55:13 AM
the team at the National Center for Health Statistics found. "Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world," wrote Anne Driscoll and T.J. Mathews of the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and ...
US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/21/2017 11:58:13 PM
"We have to ask whether it’s acceptable that the United States, which spends more on health care than any country in the world, has a child mortality rate that is more than three times as high as Singapore and a newborn mortality rate that is four times ...
What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high
CNN - 3/24/2017 9:07:02 AM
TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015. It's a small country, with a population of just ...
White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
Quartz - 3/23/2017 9:04:02 PM
Since then, that rate has overtaken and far surpassed the numbers in other developed countries. (Authors Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who have been researching the white mortality issue for some time, did not include the overall drug, alcohol, and suicide ...
Latest Rating Shows the World’s Most & Least Healthy Countries – Guess Where the U.S. Ranked
consciouslifenews.com - 3/23/2017 8:13:56 PM
The Global Health Index looked at 163 countries. It calculated a ... people is 67.3 – tipping the scale as one of the world’s heaviest nations.” To make matters worse, the maternal mortality rate is actually rising in the U.S. while dropping ...
Chaos in land of plenty: Nigeria drops on world’s happiest list …as depression, violence, suicide skyrocket
Punch - 3/24/2017 11:40:20 PM
To the outside world, all these are mere numbers. But to Nigerians, the reality presents itself in the rate of ... or one of the country’s senseless killings, even though the police said identification had not been made while cause of death is yet ...
Study finds white working class increasingly dying 'deaths of despair'
Chicago Tribune - 3/24/2017 9:17:10 PM
Even while the death rate for whites without a college degree is rising, the rate for whites who are college graduates is falling, Case and Deaton found. The trends cut across diverse regions of the country, the researchers found. While the worst-hit spots ...
Canadian scientists discover hepatitis drug slashes Ebola death rate in possible breakthrough
National Post - 3/19/2017 11:53:25 PM
Canadian-led researchers have made another possible breakthrough in the battle against one of the world’s most ... three African countries in 2014 and 2015, killing 11,000 people in its worst-ever outbreak. The mortality rate for those infected was ...
The World’s Happiest and Healthiest People: Five Things We Learned This Week
Bloomberg - 3/24/2017 1:57:32 AM
Italian babies can expect to live into their eighties, with plenty of doctors in the country ... “deaths of despair.” The term describes heart disease, cancer, suicide, alcoholism and drug overdoses, all of which have combined to push up mortality ...
Pakistan tops list in child mortality rate: experts
The Express Tribune - 3/22/2017 6:42:04 PM
LAHORE: Pakistan tops the list in child mortality rate among South Asian countries. There is a need to be more efficient ... most populous and densely populated geographical region in the world. Challenges India and Pakistan need to confront “The issue ...
Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century
Brookings - 3/23/2017 4:00:24 AM
Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic ... of despair have increased in all parts of the country and at every level of urbanization.
For whites across America, "deaths of despair" are rising
CBS News - 3/23/2017 3:27:36 PM
Yet for white adults without that piece of parchment, the world has gotten tougher ... The spike in mortality rates started in the Southwest but has now spread across the country, affecting both cities and rural areas as well as men and women.
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
worldatlas.com - 9/28/2016 4:11:41 PM
... more firearm-related deaths than any other country in the world. Here, 67.18 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people occur annually. Additionally, this country has the highest homicide rate in the world; 78.6% of all homicides are by gun. San Pedro ...
Scientists warn world faces TB epidemic as disease ‘is becoming drug resistant’
The Sun - 3/24/2017 9:07:02 AM
TB killed 1.8million people in 2015 with 60 per cent of fatalities coming in just six countries ... of the world. Drug-resistant TB is a threat to health-care workers, expensive to treat and a serious public health problem. The mortality rate is extremely ...