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
Global terrorism increased by 80% in 2014, says study
CNN - 11/16/2015 11:53:32 PM
The number of countries experiencing more than 500 terrorism deaths increased from five to eleven ... Many cities in the world have higher homicide rates than the highest terrorist rates. Caracas, for example, holds the highest homicide rate in the world ...
Traffic deaths increase; people 'are by far the largest cause of fatalities'
Central Pennsylvania - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
The agency plans to hold five meetings around the country early next year to ... Rosekind said 2014 statistics show that distracted driving caused about 10 percent of the 32,675 traffic deaths that year. But he said that since driver distraction is ...
EU won't punish Caribbean countries over death penalty, says official
Jamaica Observer - 11/26/2015 7:28:09 AM
Here in the Caribbean, many countries that retain the death penalty are the ones with the highest crime rates," she said ... told the conference that there was no evidence anywhere in the world that proved that by establishing the death sentence it ...
Nigeria And Echoes Of 2015 World Toilet Day
government.leadership.ng - 11/25/2015 10:13:59 AM
the worst 10 places in the world for a toilet, the least and most improved, with country snapshots for maternal mortality rate, child mortality rate, life expectancy, stunting and average per capita gross national income (GNI). In the report the world’s ...
UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers
The Seattle Times - 11/27/2015 6:58:20 AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death ... Nigeria — countries like the United States, India, Indonesia and Brazil also showed a worrying rate of infection ...
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 ...
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 ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 12:31:08 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare than other rich nations. So how did we end up here? For starters, you can see parallel trends in our infant mortality rate relative to other countries, too. Part of it is ...
The world is more educated than it’s ever been – how?
THE CONVERSATION - 11/27/2015 12:53:15 AM
UNICEF states that: “each extra year of maternal education reduces the rate of mortality for children under the ... enrolment rates remain lower in some parts of the world – notably in poorer countries – in the OECD group of countries women have ...
Doctors' strikes do not put patients at greater risk of death, study finds
ITV - 11/26/2015 1:37:24 AM
Researches analysed strikes around the world and found no evidence that death rates rise when they happen ... and Brigham and Women's Hospital in the US found that, in high-income countries, "patients do not come to serious harm during industrial action".
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 ...
On Universal Children’s Day, UN says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children
UN News Centre - 11/19/2015 11:57:08 PM
“In just over a generation, the world has cut child death rates by half, put over 90 per cent of children ... nearly 250 million children live in conflict-torn countries, and over 200,000 have risked their lives this year seeking refuge in Europe ...
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 ...
Report: Overdose Deaths Among Youth Up in Calif., 34 Other States
California Healthline - 11/24/2015 12:45:29 PM
the drug overdose rate among 12- to 25-year-olds throughout the country increased more than twofold, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 individuals in 1999 to 2001 to 7.3 deaths per 100,000 in 2011 to 2013 (Thompson, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report ...
Nostalgia is killing the white working class: The story behind the shocking mortality rates
Salon - 11/27/2015 11:58:59 AM
Fifty-three percent of Americans think the country ... related group. Mortality rates for African Americans and Hispanics continue to fall, as do those of white working-class Americans’ peers in wealthy nations around the world. Even among American ...