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
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
“Our world has an unfinished agenda in women’s reproductive ... Rather, they may have one to three years of post-high school training. In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in 150, whereas in Canada and ...
Baby and maternal deaths soar in Sierra Leone amid Ebola fears – researchers
The Guardian - 10/7/2015 2:15:13 AM
has set back progress on maternal health in the country, said the report’s lead researcher, Susan Jones. Maternal death rates halved in Sierra Leone between 1990 and 2013 yet it is still has one of the highest rates in the world – more than one in 100 ...
India's poverty rate lowest, says World Bank
Rediff India Abroad - 10/5/2015 1:09:00 PM
the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10 per cent of the global population in 2015. "India was home to the largest number of poor in 2012, but its poverty rate is one of the lowest among those countries ...
India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
Firstpost - 10/6/2015 8:35:47 AM
Washington: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report ... the famine and mortality risks associated ...
Nigeria: We Must Reduce Infant Mortality Rates
AllAfrica - 10/7/2015 1:42:25 PM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. For a long time now, the government has been or claimed to be fighting maternal and infant mortality, with some states even providing free ...
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 ...
Assisted dying: What does the law in different countries say?
BBC - 10/6/2015 1:22:07 PM
These surveys have been carried out in a range of countries, including those where euthanasia and/or assisted suicide are permitted, and those where it is not. The rate of euthanasia in the Netherlands has remained fairly stable at 2.8% of all deaths (in ...
Wide country and gender differences in bowel cancer deaths across Europe
On Medica - 10/8/2015 7:43:19 AM
An international team of researchers used the World Health Organization mortality database ... But in most central European countries death rates have not changed or only fallen slightly since the early 2000s, and are still increasing in most eastern ...
World Bank Report: Electrification in rural areas has changed consumption and earnings
The Indian Express - 10/5/2015 8:32:48 PM
Stating that India’s poverty rate, in 2012, was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report has said that ... and helped diminish the famine and mortality risks associated with recurrent weather shocks ...
Australia: One of the best places in the world to die
Sydney Morning Herald - 10/7/2015 6:32:55 AM
The index, commissioned by Singapore's Lien Foundation, rates the quality of palliative care in 80 countries, based on research as well as interviews with more than 120 experts around the world ... is the second Quality of Death Index.
Marin County’s Breast Cancer Rate Has Plummeted. Why?
ww2.kqed.org - 10/7/2015 6:00:07 PM
In 1994, a report from CPIC (then called Northern California Cancer Center) identified the high rate of breast cancer in Marin County, compared it to that of countries around the world and concluded ... has dropped 31 percent. Mortality has also sharply ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World ... other countries. An American woman faces a 1 in 2,400 risk of death during childbirth. Only five other industrialized countries—Albania, Latvia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine—fare worse on maternal death rates.
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 ...
Millions of the world's poorest saved by Nobel winners
Ecommerce Journal - 10/6/2015 10:51:48 AM
Lancaster said his biggest regret was not beating Wales and that maybe the England team was too young for this World Cup ... has won their last 11 games in Death Valley, which is the fourth-best number now in the country. "There's no drop-off".
High Sierra Leonean maternal and newborn death rates attributed to women’s fears of contracting Ebola while giving birth at health centres
News-Medical - 10/6/2015 5:36:50 AM
Peter Nderitu, Sierra Leone Country Director for VSO, says: “Before the Ebola epidemic, we had been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health for 6 years to reduce maternal and new-born mortality ... and the World Health Organisation.