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
North Korea needs outside help to cut high infant mortality rate: report
koreatimesus.com - 10/2/2015 9:47:57 PM
based on data provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, North Korea ranked 74th among 223 countries checked in 2014 in terms of infant mortality, roughly on par with Mongolia. Pyongyang’s infant mortality rate stood at 23.68 ...
U.S. Leads World in Mass Shootings
Wall Street Journal - 10/4/2015 7:05:06 AM
The latest U.S. shooting that ended in the deaths of 10 people at an Oregon college ... who studied mass shootings around world from 1966 to 2012, found that countries with higher rates of gun ownership recorded more mass shooters per capita.
Global heart disease mortality rates declined over last 32 years
Healio - 10/1/2015 2:03:51 PM
mortality rates for cancer varied according to sex and country income level, according to Ali and colleagues. Cervical and stomach cancer mortality rates declined across the world, while liver and lung cancer mortality rates increased. The mortality rate ...
US leads the world in mass shootings: Study
Times of India - 10/2/2015 1:55:30 PM
WASHINGTON: When it comes to gun massacres, there are more public mass shootings in the United States than in any other country ... that involve the death of multiple family members. "People have been a little surprised by these statistics," CNN quoted ...
Visualizing gun deaths: Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world
humanosphere.org - 10/2/2015 3:57:11 PM
The US has higher rates of homicides from guns than Pakistan. At 4.5 deaths per ... Latin American countries. The following screen grab indicates that El Salvador, Colombia, and Honduras had the highest rates of firearm homicides in the world in 2010.
Gun Violence Death Statistics
Ask Men - 10/2/2015 4:25:49 PM
After the Roseburg shooting, President Obama challenged the media to compare deaths from terrorism to deaths from gun ... And as he has in the past, Obama got angry about his own country’s reluctance about tightening gun control. But as he has more ...
High rate of civilian deaths in Syria fuelling refugee crisis: Study
Zee News - 9/30/2015 6:26:54 AM
Paris: A quarter of the more than 200,000 civilians killed in Syria`s conflict since 2011 have been women and children, and the high rate ... of death, however, the contrast is sharper. Three-quarters of children who died in parts of the country controlled ...
Oregon shooting: Statistics behind 'routine' US gun violence
BBC - 10/2/2015 5:51:43 PM
A list of some of the statistics ... incidents are in a country with nearly as many guns as people. Over the course of his presidency, Mr Obama has spoken publicly or issued a statement in the wake of 15 mass shootings. But the deaths in Oregon were ...
The "Developing" World, You, and Your Role On Our Connected Planet
The Huffington Post - 10/2/2015 12:36:46 PM
A health issue that starts in one country can put everyone around the world at risk. Global warming affects everybody ... The United States is known for its philanthropy, yet infant mortality rates in some of its major cities is equal to Jamaica, and ...
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report
Medicine Net - 10/4/2015 8:16:41 AM
and is the leading cause of death for men in all the European Union countries except France, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. Death rates from heart disease vary widely among European nations. For example, the number of men who die from heart disease ...
Negative rates as a precursor to death of banking, redux
Financial Times - 10/2/2015 6:34:40 PM
Back in 2012, we argued that: “The simple fact of the matter is that in a negative carry world ... inflation rates and when competition within the banking sector and between banks and non-banks was very limited, such as in many countries in the ...
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 ...
Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim: Shared Prosperity: Equal Opportunity for All
The World Bank - 10/1/2015 2:11:00 PM
We know that to boost shared prosperity, the incomes of the poorest 40 percent must grow, ideally at a rate ... the world’s poorest countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The months of global inaction to fight the epidemic – and the deaths ...
Here's how people make ends meet in one of the poorest places in the world
Chron - 10/2/2015 12:58:14 PM
Niger is a country at peace. But a World Food Program distribution site in Torouf ... including a dramatic drop in the infant mortality rate over the last 20 years, Aaron Ashoff of Samaritan's Purse notes. Even with things gradually getting better ...