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
Americans are much more likely to be killed by guns than people in other countries
TheSacramento Bee - 2/4/2016 12:31:41 PM
How unusual is this, though? How does it actually compare to life in other countries? Researchers recently decided to see, using the World Health Organization’s 2010 mortality data to compare rates in the United States with those found in other populous ...
Cancer Death Rates Fall By 10% In 10 Years
gosporttimes.com - 2/5/2016 2:14:53 AM
"The world's poorest countries are home to more than 8 in 10 women newly ... Further encouraging news is seen in the narrowing gap between men and women's cancer death rates. "We know that compared with most of the countries we would choose to compare ...
UK cancer death rates fall by 10%
NYSE Post - 2/5/2016 2:22:02 AM
OLDHAMERS are being urged to show their support for World Cancer Day today as new research reveals cancer death rates in the North-West have fallen ... This could be a sign of bowel cancer. In some countries prostate cancer is the most widespread form ...
Exceptionalism: 80% of gun-related deaths in developed world happen ... Guess where?
Axis of Logic - 2/4/2016 1:21:47 PM
Taking into account all deaths caused by firearms in developed countries, the researchers were able ... Despite having similar suicide rates to the rest of the developed world, American’s are eight times more likely to end their lives with a gun.
Ireland has third highest cancer death rate across the EU
Big News Network - 2/4/2016 12:53:09 PM
The top two countries for cancer death rates are Slovenia, which is at 32 percent and the ... compared to 17 percent in Ireland. On World Cancer Day, Donal Buggy, head of services at the Irish Cancer Society stressed that the figures reinforce the ...
Cancer death rates fall by 10 per cent in a decade
theinsidekorea.com - 2/4/2016 9:04:05 AM
Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokeswoman for Scotland, said: "Today, on World Cancer Day, it's important to remember that even though the death rates are falling ... need for more clinical research in the country, CS Pramesh, Chief, Thoracic Surgery ...
Cancer death rates fall but number of cases still on the rise
You Don't Know Football - 2/4/2016 1:00:19 PM
"Today on World Cancer Day it's important to remember that even though the death rates are falling ... Reiterating the need for more clinical research in the country, C S Pramesh, Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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 and has slipped in the last few decades.
1 in 3 South Korean deaths 'avoidable', Seoul says
United Press International - 2/5/2016 6:14:05 PM
South Korea press did not break down causes of death, but it is possible some portions of the data represented the country's high suicide rate, which is No. 1 among the developed nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
You're 25 Times More Likely To Be Shot To Death In America Than Any Other Developed Nation
Co.EXIST - 2/4/2016 2:47:41 PM
In a study based on World Health Organisation ... compares mortality data from developed countries— places like Europe, Japan and Korea, Australia and New Zealand, plus many more—taking the statistics for death rates per 100,000 population.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
WORLD CANCER DAY - Gujarat among top ten states in cancer deaths
Times of India - 2/4/2016 7:52:30 AM
While the world observes World Cancer Day ... considered the oral cancer capital with an incidence rate as high as 22 cases per lakh population. This is alarming, especially when viewed against the country's incidence ratio, which is 9 cancer patients ...
More people in Wales diagnosed but death rates down
Ecommerce Journal - 2/4/2016 12:03:03 PM
There have been about 30 cases in the U.S.in the past year , all travelers who brought it into the country ... Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10% in the last 10 years, according to the latest analysis released on World Cancer Day ...
Americans 'at 10 times greater risk of gun death'
Medical News Today - 2/5/2016 7:58:29 AM
The researchers analyzed 2010 mortality data from the World Health Organization (WHO), looking at death rates per 100,000 people and the causes of death across 23 developed countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, Switzerland and Finland.
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 ...