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
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 ...
Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: World Health Organisation
The Statesman - 11/20/2014 8:38:54 PM
The World Health Organisation has said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries ... The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around ...
Ebola death rate now at 70%: World Health Organization
New York Daily News - 10/14/2014 5:40:52 PM
The death rate from Ebola has jumped from 50% to 70%, the World Health Organization said Tuesday ... agency is still trying to isolate and treat people quickly, but if other countries don't step up their efforts within 60 days, "a lot more people will ...
Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list
CNN - 3/27/2014 8:10:22 AM
China executed more people than any other country last year. Although Chinese authorities treat official execution statistics ... killed under the death penalty every year, more than the rest of the world combined. Excluding China, executions rose to ...
Ebola death toll tops 5 400
herald.co.zw - 11/20/2014 9:50:29 PM
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that 5 420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries ... The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be ...
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
WHO - 9/16/2014 4:55:20 PM
Two countries, India (21%) and Nigeria (13%), together account for more than one-third of deaths among children below 5 years of age. While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48% since 1990, it still has the world’s highest rate ...
What's behind the high rate of infant deaths in the U.S.
CBS News - 10/3/2014 4:53:40 AM
That's the question economists set out to answer in a recent working paper, citing statistics showing that the U.S. ranks No. 56 in the world in rates ... to explain why infant deaths are more common in America than in many other countries.
Push for Better Death Data Bears Fruit: Largest Ever Global Dataset of Individual Deaths Released
PLOS BLOGS - 11/21/2014 1:56:51 PM
Jocalyn Clark @jocalynclark comments on the INDEPTH Network’s release of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths ... (42 poorest countries of 193 worldwide had missing birth data in Byass’s analysis), leaving much of the world uncounted.
High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds
theguardian.com - 9/18/2013 12:38:38 PM
They examined data from 27 developed countries, using gun ownership figures from the Small Arms Survey and deaths from the World Health Organisation, the National Center for Health Statistics and others. They also looked at crime rates compiled by the ...
Doctor: Detroit abortion stats 'like some Third World country'
The Detroit News - 5/22/2014 12:54:42 PM
While the abortion rate has been climbing in Detroit, it’s been declining in Michigan and across the U.S. “We’re seeing a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace ... the study found that the death rate for children ...
Which countries have the world’s highest murder rates? U.N. releases report
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
(CNN) — Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
70 percent Ebola death rate? Here’s how they calculate it
PBS - 10/16/2014 1:35:07 PM
We reported the World Health Organization’s latest ... all reported deaths to all reported cases, the death rate was lower than that of past Ebola outbreaks and varied widely among the West African countries hardest hit by the virus.
Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO
ABS-CBN News - 11/19/2014 11:53:21 PM
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries ... The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around ...
Maternal death rates rose in Canada, U.S. over 20 years
CBC - 5/6/2014 9:56:14 PM
the U.N. Population Fund and the World Bank. In 1990, 23 countries had at least 1,000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. By 2013, only Sierra Leone remained above that threshold, but it had still managed to more than halve its death rate over the period.
Deaths From Cancer and Heart Disease Surge in Developing Countries, But Funding Hasn’t Caught Up
News Week - 7/10/2014 1:58:17 PM
A new World Health Organization report ... While many high-income countries have largely curbed rates of illnesses like heart disease, the burden is now shifting to low-income countries. The WHO called deaths from heart disease, cancer, lung disease ...