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
Global terrorism increased by 80% in 2014, says study
CNN - 11/17/2015 9:43:30 PM
The number of countries experiencing more than 500 terrorism deaths increased from five to eleven ... Many cities in the world have higher homicide rates than the highest terrorist rates. Caracas, for example, holds the highest homicide rate in the world ...
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 ...
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 ...
Israelis dying more from diabetes, new report says
The Times of Israel - 11/27/2015 9:07:11 AM
Israel has the third highest mortality rate from diabetes among countries in the Organization for Economic ... that Ashkenazi Jews have a relatively higher risk than the general world population of having a BRCA mutation, which raises their risk of ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 12:31:08 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare than other rich nations. So how did we end up here? For starters, you can see parallel trends in our infant mortality rate relative to other countries, too. Part of it is ...
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
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. When W.H.O ...
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.
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:28:32 PM
"Dr. Bendavid's study is an important contribution to knowledge about child health improvements in the developing world," said ... and middle-income countries. While the aid efforts are making a difference in child-mortality rates in countries with ...
Black Americans Are Killed At 12 Times The Rate Of People In Other Developed Countries
Five Thirt Eight - 6/17/2015 11:54:51 PM
That’s not especially high by global standards; the median country had 4.7 homicide deaths per 100,000 persons over the same period, 1 according to the UNODC data. The highest homicide rate in the world was in Honduras, with 87.9 homicide deaths per ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Deaths ... maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought to be ashamed of.” This has an effect on children as well as mothers. The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world.
U.S. has highest maternal death rate among developed countries
Modern Healthcare - 5/6/2015 6:32:25 PM
... a reduction in the mortality rate for that age group to 46 deaths per 1,000 lives births in 2013 from 90 in 1996. Norway finished first in Save the Children's overall ranking, and all of the top 10 countries were European except one: Australia at No. 9.
Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but global MDG target missed by wide margin
WHO - 9/9/2015 1:54:09 PM
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world with 1 child in 12 dying before his or her fifth birthday – more than 12 times higher than the 1 in 147 average in high-income countries. In 2000-2015, the region has overall ...