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
Egypt among least countries in the world that implement death penalty
egyptindependent.com - 7/6/2015 12:55:13 PM
An official source said that Egypt is among the least countries in the world that implement the ... that according to United Nations statistics about the proportion of executions per 100 million people, the death penalty in the US will be applied by ...
Why too many mothers are still dying at childbirth in West Africa
THE CONVERSATION - 7/7/2015 1:05:22 AM
Maternal mortality rates in West Africa are among the highest in the world. One in every 30 Nigerian mothers die ... The situation in both countries has improved dramatically in the past 25 years. Sierra Leone has more than halved the number of maternal ...
Top 10 World's Rape Countries
BoldSky - 7/6/2015 5:24:15 AM
In many countries it is a death penalty. Despite strict laws for rape, there is not much decrease in the incidences reported. Indeed, the rate of the crime is only increasing. Rape is amongst the cruel crimes in the world and the victims suffer from both ...
Why Reducing Maternal, Child Mortality Seems Difficult
Leadership - 7/6/2015 2:39:37 AM
Nigeria alone, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), contributes 14 percent of all maternal deaths in the world today ... MMR is still 40 times higher than published rates in developed countries, and is twice as high as the rates in developing ...
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 ...
This Country Made It Easier For Kids To Spend One More Year In School And Dramatically Cut Their HIV Rate
Think Progress - 7/6/2015 4:22:49 PM
According to UNESCO, each additional year that a girl stays in school reduces rates of infant mortality from five ... s earning by up to 20 percent, a World Bank study found. Those benefits are compounded across countries. More schooling can mean a higher ...
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.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... a total of 15 death sentences were recorded in four countries- Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Barbados and the Bahamas. Otherwise the regions were death penalty-free in 2013.
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
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 War I Fast Facts
KSPR abc33 - 7/3/2015 9:05:33 PM
Causes of World War I: The assassination of ... Serbia and the United States. Troop Statistics: 4,734,991 - Total number U.S. troops served 8,528,831 - Total Military Deaths for all countries involved U.S. Deaths: Battle: 53,402 Non-battle: 63,114 Total ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...
Sugar is literally killing us: The stunning fatality rates behind our soda addiction
Salon - 7/5/2015 2:55:07 AM
“Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring ... will be compounded by the effects of aging, leading to even higher death and disability rates from heart disease and diabetes than we are seeing now.” In May, public policy ...