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, 2012See also: Death rate map
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have obtained a -4. As a consequence, remedial measures will be taken, one of which might possibly entail a Maternal Death Audit. Of all the countries in Africa involved in the ...
Map: These countries have the world’s deadliest roads
Washington Post - 5/22/2015 6:53:25 AM
So how does India rank globally? Here are the top 10 countries by fatalities each year, according to the World Health Organization: If you look at the data of traffic fatalities by 100,000 people each year, India's rate drops sufficiently. The top ...
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 ...
World Cup Slaves: It Gets Worse
Daily Beast - 5/27/2015 5:14:25 AM
Nepalese migrant workers on Qatar's 2022 World ... “statistics collected by two embassies only — Nepal and India — which account for around 5% of the total migrant workforce.” The report also makes it clear that “Whether the cause of death ...
Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO
Vanguard - 5/21/2015 7:33:22 PM
Countries have agreed to rid ... for 90 percent of the world’s malaria deaths. The world has already made huge strides against the disease, with global incidence plunging 30 percent and mortality rates falling 47 percent between 2000 and 2013, according ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
WebWire - 5/22/2015 2:24:23 PM
In an effort to fight two major health issues – childhood stunting and women dying during childbirth --Indonesia and the World Bank ... mortality rate of 190 out of 100,000 live births. Both rates are very high for a middle-income country.
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 ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher ... than 5 died in the United States in 2013. Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the ...
Cholera containment measures stall death rate in Tanzania refugee camp
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 5/26/2015 11:49:19 AM
The epidemic had this month claimed 30 lives among refugees and the local community, but UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said that no new deaths ... but rates are currently down to about 100 arrivals a day in each of the main receiving countries.
Australia ranks among the safest countries in which to drive
The Age - 5/27/2015 9:03:29 AM
Every year 1.3 million people are killed on world roads, with tens of millions ... Despite the major improvement in deaths, cyclist and pedestrian deaths are not reducing at the same rate, with many countries still not requiring bike helmets.
WHO member states agree new global malaria strategy for 2016/2030 -aims at 40% decrease by 2020
Guyana Chronicle Online - 5/25/2015 6:14:04 AM
IN an effort to reduce the burden of global diseases, the World Health Organisation ... to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030.” Between 2000 and 2013, the global malaria mortality rate dropped by 47%, thanks to a major expansion ...
Rate Of Executions Doubles In Saudi Arabia
Sky News HD - 5/26/2015 5:54:23 PM
The kingdom is in the top five countries in the world for putting people to death, rights groups say. It ranked number three in 2014, after China (2,400 executions) and Iran (289), and ahead of Iraq (61) and the US (35), according to Amnesty International ...
Mock ads pressure World Cup sponsors, Qatar over abuse of migrant construction labour
The Star - 5/26/2015 5:04:17 PM
The tiny Gulf country is home to 1.5 million ... newspaper revealed that rapid construction of World Cup stadiums and infrastructure had resulted in the deaths of dozens of Nepalese workers at a rate of one person per day. The Guardian has since reported ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Infant mortality rate is defined as the number of deaths of infants one year or younger ... one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades. Other countries have identified leading practices that United ...