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
Map: These countries have the world’s deadliest roads
Washington Post - 5/22/2015 6:53:25 AM
So how does India rank globally? Here are the top 10 countries by fatalities each year, according to the World Health Organization: If you look at the data of traffic fatalities by 100,000 people each year, India's rate drops sufficiently. The top ...
Two In Three Deaths Go Unreported
Asianscientist - 5/22/2015 7:29:12 AM
To put this in perspective, 140 countries, or 80 percent of the world’s population–do not have reliable cause of death statistics. How can you influence country and global policy and intervention programs if you don’t know the underlying causes of ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
The World Bank - 5/21/2015 9:13:35 PM
Jakarta, May 21 2015 – In an effort to fight two major health issues – childhood stunting and women dying during childbirth --Indonesia and the World ... rate of 190 out of 100,000 live births. Both rates are very high for a middle-income country.
Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO
The Straits Times - 5/21/2015 6:07:29 PM
GENEVA (AFP) - Countries have agreed to ... for 90 per cent of the world's malaria deaths. The world has already made huge strides against the disease, with global incidence plunging 30 per cent and mortality rates falling 47 per cent between 2000 and ...
World's Most Dangerous Countries for Women
gosporttimes.com - 5/18/2015 5:35:15 PM
The country is governed by the state, which has been accused of enforcing severe restrictions on freedom of speech and torture, death, executions ... the highest rate of sexual violence anywhere in the world. Violence and terrorist actions against ...
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 ...
Suicide sweeping Indian Country is genocide
People's World - 5/18/2015 6:53:59 PM
I must amplify on a report that appeared in People's World's ... specter of death stalking Indian people. A literal youth suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian Country, with American Indian teens and young adults killing themselves at a rate, at its lowest ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/22/2015 10:21:00 AM
The county was ranked third-highest in the country and was similar to rates ... World Fact Book data. Dr. Michelle Taylor, a maternal and child physician for the Shelby County Health Department, said a range of possibilities — sudden infant death ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/20/2015 12:22:05 AM
Newborn mortality rates have fallen even more slowly and ... and 7,300 women experience a stillbirth. Moreover, these deaths are not equally distributed within or between countries around the world. As improved newborn survival and health are intrinsically ...
World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality
Life News - 5/21/2015 8:20:30 AM
The World ... countries prohibit abortion and have very low MMRs; others permit abortion and have very high MMRs. Legalizing abortion is demonstrably unnecessary to improve maternal health and save women’s lives. WHO also asserts that maternal deaths ...
8 Pakistani cities feature in world's deadliest cities index
The Express Tribune - 5/22/2015 7:07:44 AM
Over the period, the world’s most dangerous country Baghdad suffered 380 terrorist attacks resulting in 1141 deaths and 3654 wounded.
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau
UN News Centre - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
20 May 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO ... It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030. “Between 2000 and 2013, the global malaria mortality rate dropped by 47 per cent,” according to the WHO announcement.
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 ...
World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17
WHO - 5/20/2015 5:40:02 PM
It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030. Between 2000 and 2013, the global malaria mortality rate dropped by 47% ... and most cases and deaths continue to go unregistered and unreported. In 2013, malaria killed an estimated ...