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
Oregon Has the 20th Most Prison Deaths in Country
golocalpdx.com - 4/28/2016 2:05:20 PM
The U.S. has the largest number of prisoners in the world. U.S. state and federal ... at the data surrounding prisoners. Using statistics from the BJS, we ranked the states with the highest average annual mortality rate per 100,000 state and federal ...
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 4:10:35 PM
... world observes World Malaria Day on Monday, 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 ...
WHO: 21 countries could become malaria free by 2020
DelhiDailyNews - 4/26/2016 8:02:38 AM
The "Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030," approved by the World Health Assembly ... cases in 2014 and a further 12 countries reported between 100 and 1000 indigenous malaria cases in 2014. Malaria mortality rates have decreased since 2000 ...
World Malaria Day: Can disease be eliminated by 2030?
pulse.ng - 4/26/2016 11:01:35 AM
Last year, world leaders set the target for eliminating the mosquito-borne disease in at least 35 countries by 2030 ... to 88 percent of cases and 90 percent of deaths last year. * Since 2000, malaria death rates have fallen by 60 percent, and new cases ...
Louisiana is No. 1 in U.S. for prisoner deaths
The Times-Picayune - 4/27/2016 10:53:15 AM
The United States has the largest number of prisoners in the world, and Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. U.S. state and federal ... we ranked the states with the highest average annual mortality rate per 100,000 state and ...
Kenya: Maternal and Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across the World Including Kenya, Says First Lady
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 1:21:12 PM
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is ... than at any other time in history "The rate of maternal and child mortality ...
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 ...
WHO says six African countries could be malaria free by 2020
NYSE Post - 4/30/2016 5:23:24 PM
Between 2000 and 2015, an estimated six million deaths from malaria were averted ... "Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every minute". Today, PMI supports 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region.
WHO observes World Malaria Day
Big News Network - 4/27/2016 9:05:52 AM
WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, it is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the WHO European ... Since the year 2000, malaria mortality rates have declined by 60% globally. In the WHO African Region ...
Dispatches: Three Countries Cause World Death Penalty Rates to Soar
Human Rights Watch - 4/6/2016 3:00:03 PM
The number of state executions worldwide skyrocketed more than 50 percent in 2015 compared with a year earlier, Amnesty International’s latest annual survey reports today. In fact, last year saw the highest number of executions globally in more than 25 ...
Wall Street Journal - 4/27/2016 3:43:45 AM
The only death in the blast was the assailant ... as market players raced to price in a rate cut by the central bank, though economists pointed out the first reduction in a year was still far from a done deal. The Reserve Bank of Australia has held ...
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 ...
Embargoed Press Release: On World Malaria Day, a push to eliminate malaria
en.starafrica.com - 4/25/2016 9:11:14 PM
GENEVA, 25 April 2016 / PRN Africa / — A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030 ... Since 2000, malaria mortality rates have declined by 60% globally. In the WHO African Region, malaria ...
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 ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...