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, 2014See also: Death rate map
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
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 ...
Former CIA Agent Warns The World Is At Its Most Dangerous Point In History
The Inquisitr - 9/2/2015 12:22:14 PM
A former CIA agent and top U.S. defence expert has warned that the world is more ... Over half these deaths took place in Iraq and Syria – two countries riddled with the viral threat of Islamist extremism Such statistics have alarmed many observers ...
Dream of TB Free World Achievable By Universal Coverage and Social Protection: WHO
Med India - 9/2/2015 6:10:00 AM
The vision of the End TB strategy is a world free of TB (zero TB deaths ... to the current rate. WHO has taken 2035 as the deadline to bring TB incidence down globally to the same level as it is today (in 2015) in the low incidence countries (less than ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
(Photo: Getty Images/Brand X) The United States ... world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose between 2003 and 2013, a new report says. That puts it in the company of countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador. While U.S ...
With Life Expectancy Up Globally, Octogenarians Could Be New Norm in Developed World
Yahoo News - 8/31/2015 11:44:38 PM
The trend for longer life expectancy is true all over the world, and outside Afghanistan lives are ... from a deep-diving report in which researchers explored statistics from 188 countries, analyzing the impact of more than 300 diseases and injuries ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... a total of 15 death sentences were recorded in four countries- Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Barbados and the Bahamas. Otherwise the regions were death penalty-free in 2013.
Murder rates spike in US cities in 2015 after decades of decline
RT - 9/2/2015 5:08:34 PM
The statistics ... US leads world in gun ownership & mass shootings, study says They claim that police officers choose to withdraw from everyday enforcement over fears they could be charged for their actions. “Across the country, we’ve all found ...
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 ...
ZIRP + Recession = Death Spiral
CountingPips - 9/2/2015 12:00:45 PM
Meanwhile, New York Fed Chairman Bill Dudley scaled back expectations of a September rate increase ... effects of other countries’ currency wars. Now, we’ve seen this movie before – in the 1930s – and it didn’t end well. World trade declined ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... 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 in the industrialized ...
U.S. has highest maternal death rate among developed countries
Modern Healthcare - 5/6/2015 6:32:25 PM
... a reduction in the mortality rate for that age group to 46 deaths per 1,000 lives births in 2013 from 90 in 1996. Norway finished first in Save the Children's overall ranking, and all of the top 10 countries were European except one: Australia at No. 9.
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:28:32 PM
The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries ... governance scores were related to greater convergence in mortality rates among the three wealth groups.