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
World Malaria Day: Nigeria Ranks Highest In Death Rate – US
Leadership - 4/26/2015 12:43:23 AM
As the world marked World Malaria Day, the United States (US), yesterday, said an estimated 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths each year make Nigeria the country with the ... attributed the high rate of death by malaria to the widespread ...
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Unemployment rate: 4% (32nd lowest) With 127 million people, Japan is the most populous of the 10 healthiest countries in the world. Ironically, it had the highest death rate of the top 10 countries, at 10 per 1,000 people. About one quarter of the nation ...
Africa may miss 75% reduction rate in malaria cases, deaths, says WHO
The Guardian - Nigeria - 4/24/2015 4:52:07 PM
In a statement to mark the World Malaria Day, Moeti observed that malaria prone countries were still far from achieving ... in the at risk population declined by 34% while malaria death rates declined by 54% in the African region.
Poor Countries Like Nepal Are Falling Behind in Preventing Disasters
Slate - 4/26/2015 7:48:42 PM
As a whole, the world is getting much better at preventing large earthquakes from causing deaths in great numbers ... that over the past few decades, rich countries have reduced mortality from earthquakes at a rate 10 times faster than poor countries.
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 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.
Traffic death rate in Pakistan is 17.4 as compared to Sweden’s 3: Sharmila
Pakistan Today - 4/26/2015 6:08:29 PM
Sindh’s Culture and Tourism Minister Sharmila Farooqui said on Sunday that road traffic death rate in Pakistan was higher ... theme children and road safety. She said 59 countries, covering 39% of the world’s population, had implemented an urban ...
Cameroon: Malaria accounted for over 4,000 deaths in 2014
en.starafrica.com - 4/24/2015 6:10:52 PM
The death rate for malaria remains high in Cameroon, with an average of 4,000 fatalities recorded in 2014, according to statistics published by the country’s Ministry of ... of malarial deaths in Cameroon. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been ...
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 ...
World Malaria Day - most deaths are children
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 4/26/2015 2:59:23 AM
According to the latest WHO report on the issue, malaria mortality rates have decreased ... observance of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO), warned that despite “dramatic declines” in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more ...
Nepal earthquake recovery slow going as chaos reigns in Kathmandu and death toll passes 3,700 people
New York Daily News - 4/27/2015 9:46:14 AM
To ease communication costs Viber, a low-cost phone app, Google, T-Mobile and Vodafone, among other major carriers, have lowered rates so friends and family can check in with loved ones trapped in the country. Expats around the world have desperately ...
Modern tragedy: 19th century watchtower demolished by Nepal quake memorialized with selfies
brandonsun.com - 4/27/2015 10:00:33 AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a ... The tower built by Nepal's royal rulers in the 1800s was one of the country's most treasured monuments, and was photographed far more ...
Brick by Brick: World-beaters at boozing – no wonder they’re so happy
Copenhagen Post - 4/25/2015 4:58:06 PM
Yet none of these countries drink as much as the Danes. In fact, in rankings of the most sozzled nations of the world, Denmark is consistently up ... in America are heavily taxed on entry, the rates of taxation on alcohol are astoundingly low and the ...
World Bank approves $500m to improve maternal, child health
Vanguard - 4/27/2015 4:12:46 PM
According to the statement, Nigeria accounts for 14 per cent of all annual maternal deaths worldwide ... and budgeting for Primary Health Care in the country, it said. It noted that the World Bank’s support for SOML would utilise the Program-for-Results ...
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 5 died in the United States in 2013. Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
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.