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 rates from lung cancer will overtake those for breast cancer in 2015 among EU women
Medical Xpress - 1/26/2015 11:58:37 PM
Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast ... This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung ...
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 ...
Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case
Reuters - 1/26/2015 9:03:49 AM
Equality Now called the ruling a "monumental victory" for women and girls in a country which has one of the world's highest prevalence rates of FGM. Dr Raslan Fadl was originally cleared of charges relating to the death of Soheir al-Batea but prosecutors ...
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.
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every 100,000 births and is deemed to have relaxed in its fight against ...
American Education System Hindered By High Social Stress, Study Says
The Inquisitr - 1/25/2015 2:05:39 PM
one of the wealthiest nations in the world, and we have a shocking rate of relative poverty for children… The existence of those levels of child poverty in the midst of plenty is really something to embarrass our country.”
Why India went a step beyond others to mourn the Saudi king’s death
Dawn - 1/26/2015 5:10:35 PM
The monarch’s death prompted ... equation is India, a country that suffers from a major energy deficit and therefore needs to import great amounts of oil. Without this key resource, it cannot hope to achieve the 8% growth rate it has set for itself.
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
Perspective: The world is not falling apart
Tampa Bay Times - 1/23/2015 6:04:15 PM
A majority of the world's countries today are democratic ... together with the targeting of civilians by all sides in World War II, resulted in a civilian death rate in the vicinity of 350 per 100,000 per year. Stalin and Mao kept the global rate between ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates ...
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 ...
Concerted efforts required to reduce infant deaths – Amissah-Arthur
Ghana News Agency - 1/26/2015 3:59:00 PM
Sunyani, Jan 26, GNA - Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the Second Lady, on Monday called for concerted efforts from the general public, to drastically reduce newborn deaths in the country. She expressed regret that newborn mortality rate remained high ...
Global neonatal deaths hits 58,000 annually
Spy Ghana - 1/23/2015 4:45:31 PM
The study which was made available to Ghana News Agency on Friday observed that as of June, 2014; 24 countries were still struggling ... global neonatal tetanus mortality rate was approximately 6.7 neonatal tetanus deaths per 1000 live births – clearly ...
Malawi: Death Penalty - Will Malawi Join the Modern World in Abolishing It?
AllAfrica - 1/23/2015 7:51:38 PM
About 160 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice ... retaining the death penalty consistently record among the highest homicide rates in the world. Examples include Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad. Louisiana, which retains the ...
Egypt's state newspaper calls out president in critical column following protester's death
brandonsun.com - 1/26/2015 5:03:26 PM
CAIRO - In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt's state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country's president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death ... a comment. Rate it yourself ...