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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 leaders, charities offer condolences and help after Nepal quake kills more than 1,100
brandonsun.com - 4/25/2015 7:57:03 PM
Charities assembled disaster teams based on the assumption that sanitation, shelter and medical help are urgently required but the most convenient pathway into Nepal — one of the world's poorest countries ... "We fear the deaths and casualty numbers ...
World Malaria Day: 1200 kids die every day from disease, says Unicef
Microfinance Monitor - 4/24/2015 8:23:53 AM
According to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), malaria mortality rates have decreased ... 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children.
Malaria deaths have dropped by 20% this year: Doctors
Times of India - 4/25/2015 11:31:48 PM
"Across the world, malaria is responsible for 35,000 deaths every year. But locally the number of casualties have reduced by 20%," said Dr Akshay Challani, general physician, Sterling Wockhardt Hospital. He added that the country has made significant ...
World Immunization Week 2015
Med India - 4/23/2015 11:24:02 AM
History of Immunization The world's first vaccine was made by Dr Edward Jenner, a country doctor in Gloucestershire ... saves up to 3 million children each year. As per WHO statistics, the global death rate due to measles has dropped by 75%, 84% infants ...
Yemen Violence Death Toll Tops 1,000: United Nations
NDTV - 4/23/2015 4:46:09 PM
Geneva, Switzerland: The death toll ... been killed in the country, including 48 children and 28 women, and a further 4,352 people had been injured in the violence between March 19 and April 20, according to the latest toll from the World Health Organization.
China mine flooding death toll reaches 21
United Press International - 4/23/2015 9:00:52 AM
USA Today reported safety improvements and a coal demand slowdown have led to a lower rate ... world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, according to The Scientific American, and the world's second-largest economy consumes nearly as much coal as every other ...
Africa may not meet the 75% reduction rate target for malaria cases, deaths in 2015
Ventures - 4/24/2015 2:36:07 PM
All of these are key factors which have slowed the advancement of African countries towards the World Health Assembly target. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, stressed the need for increased malaria funding which is paramount to saving ...
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 ...