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
Death rate rises in Brazil-made cars
Japan Times - 5/21/2013 3:00:57 PM
SAO PAULO – The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry’s biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil’s new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats and Chevrolets tell the tale of an ...
Bed Sharing Increases Cot Death Rates On Babies By Five Times: STUDY
Latinospost - 5/21/2013 5:59:55 PM
Cot death rate increases on babies when they share a bed with parents. (Photo : Reuters) A recent study on cot death revealed that babies who share a bed with their parents are five times more likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/19/2013 6:02:17 PM
Ezra Klein: Your Foundation is known for taking a particularly data-driven approach to its work ... given up using the government. The money goes through the NGOs. Whereas in Nigeria they’ve designed a system where the federal government ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in all countries can help achieve a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. “Every country in the world can improve the performance of its health system in the three ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/18/2013 4:08:56 PM
But despite the improvements, the state infant death rate still falls behind other industrialized countries. Japan, for instance, has and infant death rate of 2.17 per 1,000 live births. The overall infant death rate in Flagler County for 2012 ...
Ireland rejects blame for Apple's low tax rate
Yahoo! - 5/22/2013 1:09:25 AM
Apple's auditor, Ernst & Young, which also audits Google and Amazon.com, declined immediate comment. According to the congressional report, Apple's Tax Operations Head Phillip Bullock told the subcommittee that the company had obtained a special low tax ...
World Cultural Diversity Day: ‘Tolerance is good for prosperity’
The Epoch Times - 5/21/2013 4:19:42 PM
May 21 is the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity, a time to reflect on the positive force of Tolerance. In an index of the most prosperous nations in the world, and an analysis of what makes them prosperous, the public-policy ...
More Americans Murdered In Mexico Than In Any Other Country In The World
FOX News - 5/20/2013 5:53:56 PM
More Americans have been murdered in Mexico than in any other part of the world in the ... The database shows the date, location and type of death, but does not give information as to who the person was, or whether or not the victims are ...
5 Countries That Would Let a Woman Die Before Getting an Abortion
Care2 (blog) - 5/21/2013 10:39:05 PM
So, why haven’t they? Because they fear being prosecuted under El Salvador’s laws, which prohibit abortion in all cases with no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or the life of the mother. You can sign the Care2 petition asking El ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights ... The resulting world-class infrastructure, educated workforce, and technological revolution fed a robust private sector. Austerity Fever In the early years of the twenty-first ...
Editorial: Clothing the world shouldn’t be a death sentence
Dallas Morning News - 5/20/2013 3:49:16 AM
In Third World countries, workers often toil for pennies a day in backbreaking, life-threatening sweatshop jobs that are the margin between feeding a family and starvation. That imagery represents an uncomfortable truth about capitalism and ...
World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF's Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country's Changing Art Landscape (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
The Arab Spring countries of North Africa and the Middle East are ushering ... bearded men was lacerated and burned by the Salafists at the La Marsa art fair. He even received death threats and had to flee Tunisia, and is now in political ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030 to three-fifths, from one-fifth in 2000, says the report, titled ‘Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World’. Strong saving rates in ...
Bill Gates and world health
Courier-Journal - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
WASHINGTON — “I always use this chart of childhood death,” Bill Gates says. “In 1960, 25 percent of kids died before the age of 5. And now we’re down below 6 percent of kids dying before the age of 5.” We’re sitting in a bare ...
Death rate rises for migrants who take riskier paths to U.S.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/21/2013 11:19:03 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. » In the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office here — repository of the nation's largest collection of missing-person reports for immigrants who vanished crossing the United States-Mexico border — 774 sets of remains awaited ...