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
Poorest Countries Have Progressed but Fragile Countries Lag Behind
Inter Press Service - 5/26/2016 3:19:30 PM
Maternal mortality rates also declined by 52 percent over the last two ... have also increased vulnerability to poverty and weakened food security in the country. The World Food Programme has classified the East African nation as a level 3 emergency ...
Economic Crisis of 2008 Followed by Excess Cancer Deaths
Medscape News - 5/25/2016 10:44:30 PM
Cancer mortality was higher even in the United States — a country without universal health coverage ... With the estimated mortality rate from the trend analysis and the actual rate from the World Health Organization database, the authors were able ...
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 ...
Mortality in Children and Adolescents, 1990-2013
jama.jamanetwork.com - 5/17/2016 3:08:42 PM
The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated. In developed countries in 2013, the top cause of death for children under 1 was congenital anomalies ...
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 ...
Financial crisis may have caused 500000 cancer deaths worldwide
You Don't Know Football - 5/26/2016 4:52:33 PM
... used World Health Organisation and World Bank statistics on more than 70 countries with over two billion inhabitants to analyse the link between unemployment, public healthcare spending and cancer mortality. Lack of access to care may have been a ...
Global cancer deaths rose by 260000 during the economic crisis
wingatewire.com - 5/26/2016 3:55:17 PM
According to Maruthappu, cancer is a leading cause of death in the world. It is necessary ... researchers said. Countries within the Organisation for Economic Development were included in the statistics, totalling over two billion people.
Unemployment and austerity 'linked to 260000 extra cancer deaths around world'
The Spectrum - 5/26/2016 6:54:15 PM
They also compared the information with those of unemployment rates in these countries and their ... middle-income countries around the world - representing approximately 2bn people - the research team looked at deaths related to cancers which would ...
Scotland’s hospital mortality rate down 16.5% in eight years
The Scotsman - 5/23/2016 11:58:27 PM
The mortality rate at Scotland’s hospitals has fallen 16.5 per cent ... She added: “Scotland was the first country in the world to implement a national patient safety programme and is the only UK country publishing and driving improvement in our ...
Europe is dying a slow death
Neos Kosmos - 5/25/2016 2:41:55 AM
The country's numbers are shattering for 2015 as well; 677,187 births to 877,745 deaths are numbers that ... in 1,859,092 babies coming into the world for the year. Similarly in Denmark, with the overall birth rate lingering at a 27-year low for 2014 ...
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 ...
Why death penalty’s not solution to problem of kidnapping in Nigeria
Vanguard - 5/25/2016 11:27:27 PM
A series of authoritative studies conducted for the United Nations in regions around the world have repeatedly found that the death penalty does not have ... by dealing with the high unemployment rate in the country and ensure that the Nigeria Police ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
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. When W.H.O ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. 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 ...