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
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 ...
PM Tackles Qatar World Cup Deaths At Talks
Sky News HD - 10/29/2014 7:31:56 PM
David Cameron has held talks with the Emir of Qatar amid concerns over the high death rate of workers on the country's World Cup sites and its links with Islamic State. Ministers have been called on to investigate reports that British firms have been short ...
Yale Researchers Project 90,000 Ebola Deaths In Monrovia Alone
Voice of America - 10/24/2014 1:36:57 AM
Of the three countries in West Africa afflicted by the Ebola virus, Liberia has been hit the worst. In Monrovia, the infection rate remains intense according to the World Health Organization. The organization has made multiple appeals for aid from ...
Identikits released of suspects in death of South Africa football captain
Reuters - 10/28/2014 1:42:22 PM
His death has highlighted the phenomenon of ... Even though South Africa's murder rate has been gradually dropping, it remains one of the world's most violent countries. Police recorded more than 17,000 murders last year, or 31 per 100,000 people - seven ...
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia, says World Health Organisation
Sydney Morning Herald - 10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM
Geneva: Liberia, the country ... World Health Organisation's Bruce Aylward says the number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is dropping. Photo: AFP "Do we feel confident that the response is now getting an upper hand on the virus? Yes, we are seeing ...
World billionaires double since crash
Daily Mail - 10/30/2014 1:29:51 AM
If the world's billionaires were taxed at a rate of just 1.5% on their wealth over 1 billion US dollars, it would raise £46 billion a year - enough to get every child into school and deliver health services in all of the world's poorest countries - said ...
WHO: Ebola Death Toll May be 15K, Not 5K
Daily Beast - 10/22/2014 11:22:08 PM
The World health Organization said the actual global Ebola death toll may be three times higher ... Considering the death rate for Ebola is about 70 percent in these countries, the total casualties would hit about 15,000. Ebola has been successfully ...
With a suicide rate higher than North Korea, why is Guyana the world leader in self-inflicted death?
National Post - 10/14/2014 5:48:02 PM
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.
Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections
The New England Journal of Medicine - 10/22/2014 12:09:15 PM
On March 23, 2014, the World ... of reported deaths to reported cases gives estimates that differ among countries (Table 2). These discrepancies perhaps reflect the challenges of clinical follow-up and data capture. The lower case fatality rate among ...
The 10 Fattest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/29/2014 4:25:49 PM
In fact, in the globalized era we live in, few countries seem to be exempt from this affliction. The most disturbing fact of all is that obesity rates ... around the world, especially because it has become a leading preventable cause of death in the ...
Battling Breast Cancer in Resource-Poor Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/27/2014 5:54:05 PM
As the month draws to a close, let us take a look at how the world is faring ... such as the halving of deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. But these gains are threatened by breast cancer. Global statistics are sobering: In 2012 alone ...