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
Death rate from HIV dropped to half in rich countries during past decade
New Kerala - 7/18/2014 6:13:39 PM
A new study has revealed that the overall death rate has been cut to half among the people with AIDS living in the world's rich countries and receiving care and antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with a decade ago. The study involved nearly 50 ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 5:47:12 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.
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, its practice remains commonplace. At least 1,722 people were sentenced to death in 58 countries in 2012. This is a decrease from 2011, when at least 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced in 63 ...
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 ...
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 ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 8:55:14 PM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person ... Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and find out which country recorded the most murders in 2012.
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high-income countries — although ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/1/2014 11:56:42 PM
The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and ... at the University of Washington in Seattle. The maternal death rate per 100,000 U.S. women was 12.4 in 1990, 17.6 in 2003 and 18.5 in 2013, the report ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 per 1,000 live births — roughly on par with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, and Uruguay.
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Thanks to a combination of insufficient or nonexistent safety laws, poor infrastructure and a lack of enforcement, low- and middle-income countries account for 48 percent of the world’s vehicles ... 600,000 road traffic deaths annually, brought to ...
Nigeria Leads the World in Rate of ‘Terrorism’ Fatalities
Bloomberg - 7/22/2014 10:55:14 PM
Nigeria suffers from the world’s deadliest ... of “extreme risk” countries topped by Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia. While more people have died in those countries due to more frequent attacks, the average death toll per attack has been ...
Detroit’s Maternal Death Rate Is Triple The Nation’s
Gant Daily - 7/15/2014 9:16:10 PM
In a worldwide study of maternal mortality, published in May in the medical journal The Lancet, the U.S. maternal mortality rate ranked 60th in the world, among 188 countries; Iceland had the lowest death rate. While statistics are incomplete, the ...
Ghana to mark World Hepatitis Day
Ghana News Agency - 7/25/2014 4:39:27 PM
Accra, July 25, GNA - Ghana will, on Monday July 28, join the rest of the world to mark World Hepatitis Day in an effort to help reduce the rate of infection in the country ... with approximately a recorded death rate of one million persons annually.
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
The United States does the poorest job in the industrialized world of keeping newborn children ... a correlation between the inclusion of women in a country’s governing body and the rate of newborn deaths. Women hold a mere 18% of seats in the U.S ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
Infant mortality rate is defined as the number of deaths of infants one year or younger ... one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades. Other countries have identified leading practices that United ...