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
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/13/2016 8:34:36 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
Statistics do not support the view that abolition of the death penalty does not affect the murder rate
Stabroek News - 6/25/2016 6:15:41 AM
single murders rarely attract the death penalty), but it also has one of the lowest murder rates in the world. In fact Japan and Singapore hold first and second place as the countries in the developed world with the lowest murder rates. In the United ...
Deaths outpace births in Spain for first time on record
Channel News Asia - 6/23/2016 3:22:05 PM
The country has the tenth oldest population in the world with an average age of around 43. The National Statistics Institute (INE) said deaths exceeded births by almost 3,200 over the full year, the first time this had happened since it began collecting ...
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.
How many of the 10 fattest countries are Muslim?
Muslim Village - 6/23/2016 2:24:49 PM
In South Africa, some say that nearly half of the country’s total deaths are caused by heart attacks and ... Egypt has the highest diabetes rates in the world, and teenagers in the country drink an alarming amount of soda, making it the fattest country ...
What five Sahel countries learned from Bangladesh about strengthening population policies
The World Bank - 6/22/2016 11:58:40 PM
The week-long knowledge exchange, jointly organized by the World Bank Group and the United ... and its Population Policy a success. The country has experienced a dramatic decline in fertility and mortality rates. The government has placed women at the ...
Deaths Outnumbered Births in Spain in 2015 — First Time in 75 Years
Voice of America - 6/23/2016 4:30:41 AM
The country has the 10th-oldest population in the world with an average age of around 43. The National Statistics Institute (INE) said deaths exceeded births by almost 3,200 over the full year, the first time this had happened since it began collecting ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
Updated News - 6/23/2016 5:49:25 AM
Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American ... provides medical abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. “The World Health Organization predicts as many ...
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 ...
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
almontealdia.com - 6/25/2016 7:01:37 PM
And researchers reported Wednesday that fears over Zika-related birth defects may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the ... The virus rarely results in hospitalization or death, but it is a great concern for pregnant ...
West African countries have highest rate of infant mortality in Africa
aps.dz - 6/16/2016 1:43:01 PM
In a statement to APS on the occasion of the African Child Day, celebrated on 16 June, the UNICEF representative said that if the "lowest" rate is recorded in the North African countries, the West countries lead the field by two deaths among children under 5.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
Report: North Korean forced laborers dying at high rates
United Press International - 6/24/2016 5:15:26 PM
The incident is not unique in a country where at least ... That's an average of seven deaths a month. From January to April alone an estimated 32 North Koreans are believed to have died at sites around the world. Deaths were also reported in Angola in ...
10 Extreme Ways Countries Have Tried To Control Birthrates
listverse.com - 6/23/2016 7:08:10 AM
By the end of the 20th century, the world population had reached a whopping ... the deplorable conditions of Soviet Russia raised the death rate to an equally high level, leaving the country with a miniscule population of youth after the Soviet collapse ...
Least Developed Countries’ Vulnerabilities Make Graduation Difficult
Inter Press Service - 6/25/2016 2:33:47 AM
The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs ... measured in terms of undernourishment, child mortality rates, secondary school enrolment rates, and adult literacy. But we did not exceed the threshold ...