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 rises in Brazil-made cars
Japan Times - 5/21/2013 3:00:57 PM
SAO PAULO – The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry’s biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day ... Experts say those requirements alone are not sufficient to meet basic safety standards. Some models sold ...
Mortality rates down at KU trauma, burn centers
LJWORLD - 5/20/2013 4:39:22 AM
Westwood — Mortality rates at the Kansas University Hospital trauma and burn units are among the lowest in the country, according to figures released ... of patients who arrived with a great risk of death are surviving. The KU Trauma Center, meanwhile ...
Suicide becoming an epidemic in developed countries
Deseret News - 5/23/2013 5:28:54 PM
America and other developed countries are facing a new epidemic: suicide. The Daily Beast reports the number of suicides in the United States has increased every year since 1999 and looks to continue to rise. The United States and other ...
Most Popular Country In The World: Germany Tops BBC's Annual Poll
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 5:14:35 PM
France may be the most-visited nation in the world, but that doesn't make it the most popular country. That title belongs to Germany, according to the results of the BBC's annual Country Ratings Poll. The international poll, released Thursday ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
The state's birth rate has steadily fallen over the last 23 years ... Maine's population has the highest percentage of Baby Boomers in the country, 29.4 percent. “A few aspects of Maine’s demographic picture stand out: an older population with a ...
Death Rates Decline for Advanced Heart Failure Patients, but Outcomes are Still not Ideal
Newswise - 5/23/2013 3:55:51 PM
However, the team found that even today, with these significant improvements, one-third of patients don't survive more than three years after ... the latest therapies for heart failure, but we still have a lot more work to do," said senior author Dr ...
Most Popular Country in the World, Revealed
Yahoo! Finance - 5/23/2013 6:47:39 PM
Europe's largest economy Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world's most popular country. The survey carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 ...
More Americans Murdered In Mexico Than In Any Other Country In The World
FOX News - 5/20/2013 5:53:56 PM
More Americans have been murdered in Mexico than in any other part of the world in the past decade ... Three of the top four most murderous countries for Americans are in Latin America. Behind Mexico on the list is the Philippines with 84 ...
Girl Killed By Falling Suicide Jumper In South Korea: Report
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
The girl was crushed by the body of a 38-year-old man who leapt from the 11th story of his apartment building in the southeastern city of Busan on Wednesday night, CNN reports. The man died immediately, and the girl was pronounced dead from a ...
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Businessweek - 5/23/2013 12:28:16 PM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
Ethiopian Child Mortality Rate Falls 40 Percent
AllAfrica - 5/21/2013 7:01:21 AM
Ethiopia has reduced its child mortality rate by 40 percent ... in preventing children's death from preventable disease. Yet the death of children in Ethiopia is still big; yearly 28 thousands of children are dying in the country of preventable disease.
UN promoting midwives program to tackle soaring infant mortality rates in South Sudan
romereports.com - 5/19/2013 11:50:03 AM
South Sudan, the world newest country, is one of the most unsafe places for mothers ... By comparison, in Bolivia, which has a similar population and poverty levels, the maternal death rate is 190 for every 100,000 births. The United Nations says that's ...
Bill Gates and world health
Courier-Journal - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
Gates — who Bloomberg News calculates is once again the world’s richest ... t say yes.” Death is something we really understand extremely well. But you can save a lot of lives. One thing about the childhood death rate is you really can ...
WHO warns countries not to hoard secrets of coronavirus
Yahoo! News - 5/23/2013 5:57:32 PM
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries with possible cases of the SARS-like novel coronavirus on Thursday that they must share information and not allow commercial labs to profit from the virus, which has killed 22 people ...
Markets roiled by Nikkei's 7.3 percent slide
Idaho Statesman - 5/23/2013 3:05:45 PM
LONDON — Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks ... "The fact that the equity markets fell so hard on these headlines overnight indicates that perhaps investors have been guilty of too much exuberance ...