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
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 3:49:06 PM
World Health Organization (WHO) figures show reasons for optimism: the fight against malaria has been successful in the past, with 33 countries reporting fewer than 1,000 cases of malaria in 2015, and mortality rates cut by 60% globally since 2000.
Risk of dying during surgery 3 times higher in lower-income countries: report
Live Mint - 5/3/2016 11:46:23 PM
Only 6% of the 300 million surgical procedures performed each year take place in low or middle income countries, despite a third of the world’s population living there. The study showed that death rates were three times higher in low income countries ...
Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions
Arabian Business - 5/2/2016 5:18:02 AM
The organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions which the wealthy Gulf country ... verified statistics on worker-related ...
Europe Matches Asian Giants In Per Capita Air Pollution Deaths [Infographic]
Forbes - 5/4/2016 7:45:59 AM
The world’s two most populous countries, China (1.6 million deaths ... An OECD report examining the health impact of ambient pollution found that Hungary’s per capita death rate is almost as bad as China’s. In 2013, 937.6 people perished in Hungary ...
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 ...
Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in US
Medscape News - 5/3/2016 11:53:32 PM
And it's not just the US. According to the World Health Organization, 117 countries code their mortality statistics using the ICD system as the primary health status indicator. The authors call for better reporting to help capture the scale of the problem ...
Invest in 'army of midwives' to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria
Daily News and Analysis - 5/3/2016 2:20:53 PM
Nigeria has the world's highest rate of stillbirths after Pakistan - one ... The majority of the world's poorer countries, which account for most childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, have a critical shortage of midwives, according to ...
Medical error now third-largest cause of death in US: researchers
Raw Story - 5/3/2016 10:20:29 PM
Death certificates – The scope of the problem in the United States — which tops the world in per capita spending on health care — is probably about the same in other rich countries ... National Center for Health Statistics. AFP journalists cover ...
Death Certificates Undercount Toll Of Medical Errors
You Don't Know Football - 5/3/2016 11:24:54 PM
"Top-ranked causes of death as reported by the CDC inform our country's research funding and ... perfectly capture the problem with death statistics, and highlight the need for both the USA and the World Health Organization to pursue a better system.
First American Zika Mortality Confirmation Alarms US As Disease Spreads In Mexico
Science World Report - 5/3/2016 3:58:06 AM
While the mosquito-transmitted disease has mild symptoms besides resulting in birth defects in infected pregnant women, the rate ... deaths in Columbia, although reports indicated that death from this infection is not usual among adults. According to The ...
10 Countries that Export the Most Apples in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/3/2016 8:01:29 AM
Eating a cupful of its seed can even result in death, though this has only been ... To determine the countries that export the most apples in the world, we chose to rely on statistics from Worlds Top Exports, which had several interesting statistics ...
Qatar Investigates Death at World Cup Site as Labour Rights Under Scrutiny
NDTV - 5/2/2016 7:34:03 AM
Doha: The organisers of Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions, which the wealthy Gulf country is under pressure to improve.
Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
US News and World Report - 5/3/2016 10:41:57 PM
"Throughout the world, medical error ... this would "translate into 400,201 deaths per year, more than four times the original IOM report estimate." The Hopkins team used evidence from four studies that analyzed medical death rate data from 2000 to 2008 ...
Asthma Rates Among Blacks Will Take Your Breath Away
The Root - 5/3/2016 7:54:20 AM
But make no mistake, with death rates three times higher among African Americans than among whites, asthma is a killer. On May 3 we commemorate World Asthma Day ... of asthma in black communities across this country make it painfully clear that climate ...
Qatar 2022 organisers investigating death of worker at World Cup stadium site
inside the games - 5/2/2016 11:37:25 AM
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for the Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) of the 2022 World Cup have denied it was caused by working conditions which the country is under pressure to improve. "Al Khor Hospital reported the cause of death as cardiac arrest," said the ...