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 rises in Brazil-made cars
Japan Times - 5/21/2013 3:00:57 PM
SAO PAULO – The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry’s biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil’s new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats and Chevrolets tell the tale of an ...
Mortality rates down at KU trauma, burn centers
LJWORLD - 5/20/2013 4:39:22 AM
The Burnett Burn Center's mortality index is 0.58, indicating that 42 percent of patients who arrived with a great risk of death are surviving. The KU Trauma Center, meanwhile, has a mortality index of 0.72. "That means that if we treated 100 patients who ...
Death rates decline for advanced heart failure patients, but outcomes are still not ideal
Asia Media - 5/23/2013 9:46:36 PM
UCLA researchers examining outcomes for advanced heart-failure patients over the past two decades have found that, coinciding with the increased availability and use of new therapies, overall mortality has decreased and sudden cardiac death ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
AUGUSTA, ME, May 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of deaths in Maine now exceeds the number of births, according to a new report released by the Governor's Office of Policy and Management (OPM). Last year, there were 103 more deaths than new babies.
Nigeria struggles to shift maternal care to tackle mortality rate
United Press International - 5/23/2013 8:06:23 PM
IBADAN, Nigeria (GPI)--Mayowa Olumide is pregnant with her first child. She says she has struggled to obtain efficient maternal care at large public hospitals. But she is reluctant to take her chances with alternative health care providers.
5 Countries That Would Let a Woman Die Before Getting an Abortion
Care2 (blog) - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
1) Whosoever, by any food, drink, medicine, or by violence, or by any other means whatsoever, shall cause the miscarriage of any woman with child, whether the woman be consenting or not, shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term from 18 ...
The Most Popular Country in the World: Revealed
Yahoo! Finance - 5/24/2013 1:28:31 AM
Europe's largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world's most popular country. The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 ...
More Americans Murdered In Mexico Than In Any Other Country In The World
FOX News - 5/20/2013 6:58:22 PM
More Americans have been murdered in Mexico than in any other part of the world in the past decade ... Three of the top four most murderous countries for Americans are in Latin America. Behind Mexico on the list is the Philippines with 84 ...
Better Death Records Can Lead to Longer Life
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 1:54:10 PM
Here’s a morbid thought atop a morbid thought: Two in three deaths worldwide -- some 35 million a year -- go unregistered. And in many cases when deaths are recorded, reliable information on what caused them is lacking. Why does this matter?
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 12:21:06 PM
French President Francois Hollande recently said he wanted multinational companies to make public corporate profits, taxes paid, and other information on a country-by-country basis. Apple’s 30.5 percent tax rate in the U.S. lags the statutory ...
Ethiopian Child Mortality Rate Falls 40 Percent
AllAfrica - 5/21/2013 7:01:21 AM
Ethiopia has reduced its child mortality rate by 40 percent ... in preventing children's death from preventable disease. Yet the death of children in Ethiopia is still big; yearly 28 thousands of children are dying in the country of preventable disease.
US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.
The Guardian - 5/23/2013 3:20:04 PM
That would decrease the value of bonds with lower yields. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday each week. The average doesn't include extra fees, known as points, which most ...
UN promoting midwives program to tackle soaring infant mortality rates in South Sudan
romereports.com - 5/19/2013 11:50:03 AM
South Sudan, the world newest country, is one of the most unsafe places for mothers ... By comparison, in Bolivia, which has a similar population and poverty levels, the maternal death rate is 190 for every 100,000 births. The United Nations says that's ...
US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976
Medical Daily - 5/23/2013 10:58:11 PM
Although the report only accounted for live births, not pregnancies, experts still believe that the reason the numbers dropped was because people are paying more attention to messages about preventing teen pregnancy, as well as a higher rate of ...
Coronaviruses kill 22, WHO warns countries not to hoard secrets
worldbulletin.net - 5/24/2013 6:43:29 AM
World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Friday that severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus killed 22 patients so far. It was confirmed in laboratory that 22 of 44 patients died due to Corona virus which has symptoms similar to SARS, WHO stated.