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
Risking death in the Mediterranean: the least bad option for so many migrants
theguardian.com - 4/17/2015 9:25:17 PM
“I cannot go back to my country,” says ... migration since the second world war. So far in 2015, nearly a thousand asylum seekers have drowned, including 450 this week in at least three separate incidents. That puts the death toll at around 20 times ...
Widespread canine rabies vaccination reduces mortality in low-income countries
Healio - 4/20/2015 11:06:07 AM
The researchers applied parameters to the model using country-specific data or cumulative ... and that the poorest areas of the world are at the highest risk of rabies. The death rate from rabies (represented in deaths per 100,000 population) was highest ...
Ebola epidemic killed economic growth in stricken West African countries
KHOU - 4/17/2015 12:21:15 PM
WASHINGTON – The Ebola epidemic that swept through West Africa this year sucked $2.2 billion from the economies of the three countries ... growth rate of 3% in 2015. Before the epidemic, Liberia's economy was predicted to grow nearly 7%, the World ...
Honduras most dangerous country for environmental activists - report
Reuters - 4/16/2015 11:56:47 PM
Between 2010 and 2014, 101 activists were murdered in Honduras, the highest rate per capita of any country surveyed in a report by Global ... accounting for nearly three quarters of the murders - with 29 deaths reported in Brazil, 25 in Colombia and ...
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 ...
UK Has 4th Highest Child Mortality And Lowest Funded Health Care In The Western World
Science 2.0 - 4/21/2015 3:29:47 PM
Through data analysis, a research team from Bournemouth University was able to compare the UK to other Western countries and found that ... “If we had the Portuguese rate there would be 1,827 fewer deaths in children aged 0-14 in the UK per year.
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 ...
Killings of environmental activists jumped by 20 percent last year
Mongabay - 4/20/2015 7:34:21 PM
The organization documented 116 killings in 2014 across 17 countries ... has one of the world's highest murder rates and one of the highest poverty rates in the Western Hemisphere. The elderly Frédéric Moloma Tuka was beaten to death during protests ...
World Blood Pressure Monitoring and Measurement Instruments Industry
Market Watch - 4/20/2015 3:23:48 PM
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1Untreated Hypertension: A Major Cause of Death and DisabilityWorldwide II-1Table 1: Death Rates ... Country (2013):Percentage Market Share (%) in China, Japan, East Asia, TotalAsia-Pacific, The Americas, Europe, and the World ...
We don’t know how many people around the world are living in poverty
Quartz - 4/20/2015 1:29:17 PM
We live in a era of big data, but developing countries are suffering from a data drought: governments and the international community know less about the world’s poorest than ... “We take for granted that statistics are based on fact, and that they ...
Rabies Causes 160 Preventable Deaths A Day: Study
International Business Times - 4/17/2015 4:28:48 AM
A new study on canine rabies found that the affliction claims 160 lives around the world every day, in the first report of ... which has the highest death rate from rabies, and to India, which has the highest overall fatalities with over 20,000 human ...
As the country has grown so we have grown with it
The National - 4/16/2015 11:06:41 PM
When we launched in 2008, the world economy was booming and the marketplace was saturated ... We would like to think that some of the credit for the falling death rate on the roads is due to The National’s campaigning for drivers to take more ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
160 Daily Deaths Blamed on Poor Canine Rabies Vaccination Rates
Highlight Press - 4/19/2015 1:30:28 PM
Around 160 lives could be saved every single day of the year if the world was to take the subject of canine rabies ... a report on Friday attributing tens of thousands of annual deaths to a disease which effectively has no place in the 21 st century ...
Migrants accept death risk, enrich Mediterranean traffickers
Euronews - 4/20/2015 4:13:55 PM
They are among the rising thousands who risk death to flee their countries for Europe ... The International Organisation for Migration says this year’s death rate is ten times last year’s, yet more and more people accept the risk.