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
Cancer death rate declines worldwide
FOX News - 5/1/2015 8:44:13 AM
The rate of deaths from cancer appears to be declining worldwide ... and did not include China or India, the world's most populous countries. For this reason, the study was not representative of the entire world population. The study was presented April ...
32 countries better than U.S. for moms, report claims
KSDK - 5/5/2015 8:39:28 AM
The United States has slipped on an index that measures the best and worst places in the world for mothers — hurt by infant-mortality and maternal-death ... country ranked last on the Mothers Index, at No. 179, was Somalia, where the mortality rate ...
American police kill civilians at a shocking rate compared to other developed countries
Los Angeles Daily News - 5/4/2015 3:57:19 PM
US police brutality against civilians is in the spotlight once more, and the world is watching ... s or Eric Garner’s deaths. You can get a different set of answers from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) data on “arrest ...
Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother
Japan Today - 5/5/2015 7:35:03 AM
Save the Children released its 16th annual Mothers’ Index, which rates 179 countries based on ... American women have a one in 1,800 risk of maternal death, the worst level of risk of any developed country in the world, according to the report.
It's dangerous to be a mother in many countries
KVIA TV ABC-7 - 5/5/2015 8:39:28 AM
Women in the United States face a 1 in 1,800 risk of maternal death, the worst odds of any developed country in the world, according to the report ... babies die before their 1st birthday at a rate more than 10 times higher than babies born in Ward ...
Washington is the world's most dangerous rich city for babies: Charity
Channel News Asia - 5/5/2015 7:13:34 AM
according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens. Save the Children said in a study on Tuesday (May 5) that 6.6 babies die per 1,000 live births in Washington ...
10 States with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/2/2015 3:59:41 PM
and it is also a country with the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, according to estimates made in 2014 (World Factbook). Monaco has only 1.81 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. So, it seems that health really does play an important role in ...
Washington world's most dangerous city for babies
Trade Arabia - 5/5/2015 5:26:12 AM
according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens. Save the Children said in a study on Tuesday that 6.6 babies die per 1,000 live births in Washington ...
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.
The Real Diagnosis of Nigeria’s ‘Mystery Disease’: the Modern World
Daily Beast - 5/4/2015 5:13:04 AM
The first wave of reports suggested major trouble: 24 cases, 18 of whom had died precipitously from neurologic collapse: confusion, blindness, coma, death ... Nigeria has the First World ambitions of an emerging country. It has the largest economy in ...
Everything You Need to Know About Drug Incarceration Rates Across the US
Gizmodo - 5/2/2015 4:56:57 PM
The United States has only 5 % of the world’s population ... just released a report investigating how federal drug sentencing varies across the country, pulling statistics from a 2013 report by the United States Sentencing Commission.
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
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 ...
INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more prosperous path
UN News Centre - 5/4/2015 6:13:19 PM
They helped countries all over the world to focus… that our highest priority is the life and death struggle of poor people ... the reductions of maternal mortality rates, the more people that have access to safe water, and of course, the overall triumph ...