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
World Bank to change classification of countries; India will now be called ‘lower-middle income’
Economic Times - 5/31/2016 10:55:52 AM
That's about to change, with the World Bank switching to more precise ... On measures like fertility and infant mortality rates — often considered proxies for a country's overall well-being — the stark difference that once existed between developed ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 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 ...
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 ...
Black Americans Are Killed At 12 Times The Rate Of People In Other Developed Countries
Five Thirt Eight - 6/18/2015 5:31:17 AM
That’s not especially high by global standards; the median country had 4.7 homicide deaths per 100,000 persons over the same period, 1 according to the UNODC data. The highest homicide rate in the world was in Honduras, with 87.9 homicide deaths per ...
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Statistics: Sweden experiencing historic shift in gender balance
The Sentinel-Record - 5/31/2016 10:55:52 AM
Germany, which had an unnatural deficit of men after two world wars, has seen its sex ratio jump ... balance could shift rapidly in other places as well. "In some countries, the mortality rate for men is still very high," she said. "If men change their ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
In low- and middle-income countries, where large swaths of the population get around by foot and bicycle, the numbers are even more skewed. In Africa, which boasts the highest regional road traffic death rate in the world, a whopping 38% of deaths occurred ...
American travel hurt by infrastructure
WJCL News - 5/31/2016 2:30:37 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "We're like a third-world country when it comes ... it works right," Boardman says. Across the country, 30 freight and passenger train accidents, 69 deaths, and more than 1,200 injuries could have ...
South Africa is the second worst country in the world for gun deaths
businesstech.co.za - 6/22/2015 6:26:47 PM
South Africa has the second highest rate of gun-related deaths in the world A more alarming finding for South Africans is that the country was found to have the second highest rate of gun-related deaths in the world at 9.4 deaths per 100,000 people.
Mortality from ischaemic heart disease by country, region, and age: Statistics from World Health Organisation and United Nations ☆
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 10/3/2012 11:58:35 PM
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) collects mortality data coded using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. IHD is the single largest cause of death ...