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
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
“I always use this chart of ... by the end of 2013. This is a transcript of our conversation, edited for length and clarity. Ezra Klein: Your Foundation is known for taking a particularly data-driven approach to its work.
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/17/2013 11:41:06 PM
The number of babies who died before their first birthday dropped nearly in half last year in Volusia County, and public health officials are crediting public awareness campaigns and improved access to prenatal care. Data released this week by ...
Police death squad rumoured
Leader-Post - 5/14/2013 7:23:58 AM
feeding accusations that they were victims of federal death squads. In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world and where only a fraction of crimes are prosecuted, the victims' families say the police are literally getting away with murder.
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 1:49:20 PM
Progress in reducing TB deaths however has not been even, with just 34% reduction in countries with the highest TB death rates compared to 70% in countries with the lowest rates. “Our statistics show that overall the gaps are closing between the most ...
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
By Tunisian artist eL Seed, who presented during "The After Revolution" event at IDEAS CITY Festival. What attracted you to the art world of Tunisia? The timing of World Nomads Tunisia was particularly great. The explosion of young talent in ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Director of the Bank’s Development Prospects Group. The report finds that the least educated groups in a country have low or no saving, suggesting an inability to improve their earning capacity and, for the poorest, to escape a poverty trap.
Editorial: Clothing the world shouldn’t be a death sentence
Dallas Morning News - 5/20/2013 3:13:28 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’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 2:59:09 AM
Investors are starting to flee what used to be the slowest-moving major debt market after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s stimulus caused price swings to increase by the most in the world this year. Price volatility for Japanese ...
Correction: Honduras-Death Squads Story
ABC News - 5/17/2013 7:44:52 PM
In a story May 13 about suspects disappearing or dying after being in the custody of the Honduran National Police, The Associated Press misquoted U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield as suggesting that the Honduran armed forces have engaged ...
World Golf Hall of Fame member Ken Venturi dead at 82
United Press International - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
His death came less than a week after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi had been hospitalized since March for a variety of health issues, including pneumonia and infections in his back and intestine. He won 14 times on ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Investors beware: These lagging leaders may not be the countries you expected. No. 5: Ireland, 122% Debt/GDP Kicking things off in fifth place is Ireland, one of the hardest-hit nations in the recession. The crisis slammed the country's GDP and ...
S'pore ranked as country with 7th cheapest taxi fares in the world
singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg - 5/20/2013 3:06:19 AM
This article is contributed by the STOMP Team. A recent report ranks Singapore's taxi fare rates as the seventh cheapest out of 25 cities around the world. Check out which countries beat us, and which ones we are behind of. In an earlier article ...