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 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.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus ... The Save the Children report notes that this is the highest percentage of first-day deaths of any country in the world. The report also features Save the Children’s ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high ... were tops when it came to smoking marijuana, trailed by Canada, Spain and France. Despite the grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there ...
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, it is still alive and well around the world. The latest statistics show that China executes thousands, said Amnesty International in its report on the death penalty worldwide. Amnesty does not provide a ...
Kazakhstan among countries with highest road death rates
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2013 9:50:39 AM
ASTANA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Pulitzer Center has marked Kazakhstan as one of the worst countries for road deaths in an on-line interactive map published Monday. The independent American news media organization ranked countries based on 2013 ...
Countries with the highest death penalty rates
Yahoo! - 10/10/2011 11:54:51 PM
As the ninth World Day against the Death Penalty raises the awareness of the inhumanity of the law and calls for an end to capital punishment - we take a look at the five countries that carried out the most executions last year. The latest statistics from ...
Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone
The Independent - 9/28/2013 10:35:14 PM
Two months ago, a young mother of two was stoned to death by her relatives on the order of a tribal court in Pakistan. Her crime: possession of a mobile phone. Arifa Bibi's uncle, cousins and others hurled stones and bricks at her until she died ...
Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries
National Geographic - 11/2/2013 9:39:25 PM
But that basic guideline isn't as well known in many developing ... and lightning rods (which transfer the energy in a bolt into the ground) also lead to property and economic losses from the fires that can result from a strike. In Malaysia, losses are ...
Traffic Death Rates In Dominican Republic Among Highest In The World
The Huffington Post - 8/12/2013 5:11:35 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- High school student Adonis Tineo lay motionless in an overflowing emergency room on a recent afternoon after slamming his motorcycle into a truck laden with rice as he tried to pass a minivan. He was driving ...
Addressing Mortality of the World's Mothers
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 8:23:18 PM
Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women ...
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
The study, published this week in the journal PLOS Medicine, used data on the prevalence, incidence and duration of depression to determine the social and public health burden of the disorder around the world. Globally, they found, depression is the second ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
In low- and middle-income countries, where large swaths of the population get around by foot and bicycle, the numbers are even more skewed. In Africa, which boasts the highest regional road traffic death rate in the world, a whopping 38% of deaths ...
Amnesty report condemns US death rates of women in childbirth
theguardian.com - 3/11/2010 11:53:08 PM
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the likelihood ... The damning report comes in a year of unprecedented international effort to reduce the death rate among mothers in developing countries, which will include a major conference called ...