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
Mortality rates for middle-aged white men have been going down, not up
Washington Post - 5/27/2016 11:57:53 AM
There’s this story going around that the world isn’t so good for white men ... much-publicized paper by Anne Case and Angus Deaton — reporting an increase in death rates among middle-aged whites in the United States alongside a steady decrease ...
Poorest Countries Have Progressed but Fragile Countries Lag Behind
Inter Press Service - 5/26/2016 3:19:30 PM
Maternal mortality rates also declined by 52 percent over the last two ... have also increased vulnerability to poverty and weakened food security in the country. The World Food Programme has classified the East African nation as a level 3 emergency ...
Unemployment and austerity 'linked to 260000 extra cancer deaths around world'
The Spectrum - 5/26/2016 6:54:15 PM
They also compared the information with those of unemployment rates in these countries and their ... middle-income countries around the world - representing approximately 2bn people - the research team looked at deaths related to cancers which would ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
World Bank's full marks to UPA? Poverty rates "sharply reduced" in 2005-12, despite severe drought in 2009-10
Counterview - 5/30/2016 2:31:48 PM
“This was a three‐fold increase in pace, as the country reduced poverty by 2.2 percentage points per year during 2005‐12, relative to the 0.7 percentage point per year decline between 1994 and 2005”, the World ... age 5) mortality rates, literacy ...
Mortality in Children and Adolescents, 1990-2013
jama.jamanetwork.com - 5/17/2016 3:08:42 PM
The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated. In developed countries in 2013, the top cause of death for children under 1 was congenital anomalies ...
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 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
World Bank to change classification of countries; India will now be called ‘lower-middle income’
Economic Times - 5/30/2016 11:50:09 PM
That's about to change, with the World Bank switching to more precise ... On measures like fertility and infant mortality rates — often considered proxies for a country's overall well-being — the stark difference that once existed between developed ...
Financial crisis linked to over 200000 cancer deaths
Investment Underground - 5/27/2016 7:33:02 AM
In their paper, they explain how the crisis that hit economies around the world in 2008-2010 was accompanied ... The study was published in The Lancet medical journal. "Cancer death rates increased in many countries as unemployment rose during the global ...
Global Economic Crisis Dramatically Increased Cancer-Related Deaths
Med India - 5/30/2016 1:24:24 AM
The researchers analysed the link between unemployment, public health care spending, and cancer mortality using data from 1990-2010 from more than 70 high and middle-income countries around the world ... for which survival rates exceed 50 percent ...
UN calls for greater support to least developed countries in new declaration
Business Recorder - 5/30/2016 7:18:08 PM
UNITED NATIONS: A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries (LDCs ... some recent progress in areas including reduced child and maternal mortality rates, gender parity in education and parliaments, as well as access ...
Lancet study links worldwide economic crisis to increased cancer mortality
News-Medical - 5/27/2016 9:34:43 AM
used data from the World Bank and World Health Organisation to look at the link between unemployment, public health care spending and cancer mortality in over 70 countries, representing over 2 billion people. They looked at trends over 20 years ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
World Health Organization calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak
bilbaoya.com - 5/30/2016 9:41:18 PM
While yellow fever is found in 47 countries across Africa and Central and South America, the overwhelming majority of cases occur in Africa. The ministry says yellow fever is contracted through mosquito bites and the mortality rate is up to 50 percent.
Climate Change Threatening UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Know Why One Country Is Trying To Hide
Science World Report - 5/29/2016 8:35:05 AM
Famous and popular tourist attractions like the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Stonehenge in United Kingdom, Easter Island and Galápagos islands feature among the 31 natural and cultural world heritage ... the section on the country to be scrubbed ...