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
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:04:49 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 ...
Ebola Death Rate Rises Sharply to Over 20 Per Day in Sierra Leone; Curfew Imposed After Riots
The Christian Post - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
Claude Kamanda, a lawmaker who represents the western area, noted that officials are struggling to keep up with the collection of corpses from homes in the area, due to the spike in the death rate. Sierra Leone has been one of the hardest hit countries by ...
Death and taxes: Is the corporate tax rate killing the U.S. economy?
BioWorld - 10/23/2014 8:43:28 PM
“The only difference between death and taxes is that death ... “We have the highest overall corporate tax rates in the world. And we are now the only OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] country that also taxes overseas ...
China's Execution Rates Down By 20 Percent
chinatopix.com - 10/22/2014 4:38:17 AM
Hua said China's Supreme Court examines all the death sentences in the country and from July 2013 to September 14 ... the major Asian nation to criticism for its high execution rates, China has long defended its liberal use of the death penalty as ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
A greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term babies are driving the higher rate, which puts the United States below 25 other countries, according to the report, released Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While death rates fall, tuberculosis still leaves millions stricken
Catholic Online - 10/24/2014 5:50:29 PM
"By strengthening health systems, especially in high-incidence countries, we can turn the tide of this ... which had the highest rates of cases and deaths relative to the population. The WHO said that insufficient funding was hampering efforts to combat ...
100,000 Elephants Killed In 3 Years As Poaching Rates Climb In Africa, Study Finds
The Huffington Post - 10/18/2014 5:54:37 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals ... and the demand for ivory in that country of 1.3 billion people is ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings. Mississippi, with its 9.6 deaths, would be somewhere between Botswana and Bahrain. We're the wealthiest nation in the world.
WHO is against ban on international trips to Ebola-affected countries
en.itar-tass.com - 10/23/2014 9:33:35 PM
A general travel ban is likely to cause economic hardship, and could consequently increase the uncontrolled migration of people from affected countries ... The average EVD case death rate is some 50% The first outbreaks of the EVD occurred in remote ...
U.S. baby deaths among world's highest; preemies factor
Detroit Free Press - 9/25/2014 3:18:46 PM
In addition to trailing most European countries, the U.S. also lagged behind South Korea, Israel, Australia and New Zealand in 2010, the most recent year for which international statistics were available. The infant mortality rate measures deaths of babies ...
WHO: Ebola Death Toll May be 15K, Not 5K
Daily Beast - 10/22/2014 10:46:21 PM
Considering the death rate for Ebola is about 70 percent in these countries, the total casualties would hit about 15,000. Ebola has been successfully contained in Nigeria and Senegal, but it appears to be spreading toward Ivory Coast in Liberia and Guinea.