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
Hillary Pushes for Highest Death Tax in the Developed World
Townhall.com - 10/25/2016 11:14:49 AM
What many don’t know is that the U.S. already has an extremely high death tax: The 4 th highest among OECD countries ... so meritocratic that we have one of the lowest rates of inherited wealth in the world. Let’s not destroy that by raising this ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Much Higher for Minorities in US
Medscape News - 10/25/2016 6:02:50 PM
A recent World Health Organization report for 167 of 183 countries ... "If you're an African American woman in some parts of this country, your mortality rate with pregnancy is higher than it is in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia ...
Maternal Mortality Remains a Serious Problem
MedPage Today - 10/24/2016 3:33:42 PM
"A recent World Health Organization report found that 157 out ... "If you're an African American woman in some parts of this country, your maternal mortality rate with pregnancy is higher than it is in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
More Than 15 Million Children In High-Mortality Hotspots In Sub-Saharan Africa
Eurasia Review - 10/26/2016 3:49:49 AM
More than 15 million children are living in high-mortality hotspots across 28 sub-Saharan African countries, where death rates remain stubbornly high ... fewer than 6 million a year in 2015, even as the world’s under-5 population grew by nearly 100 ...
Migrant crossings have dropped, but the death rate has doubled. Here’s why
PBS - 10/25/2016 1:02:11 PM
Even as the total number of migrants has declined, the death rate has doubled, UN High Commissioner Spokesman ... In a statement, a UN spokesman acknowledged the challenge countries that have been inundated with refugees face. “But measures to save ...
Combating high rate of child and maternal mortality
guardian.ng - 10/25/2016 3:43:50 AM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world. More alarming is the situation in rural and hard-to-reach areas in Kwara State where access to care is limited, impacting on maternal and ...
Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death
The Brandon Sun - 10/23/2016 8:11:04 AM
A worker on a Qatar World Cup stadium site has died ... Qatar has previously reported three deaths at stadium construction sites but said they were not "work-related." The tiny, gas-rich country is relying on its large workforce of Asian labourers to ...
Not Good Enough!! Nigeria Is Now The Ninth Worst Country In The World To Be A Girl!
howng.com - 10/25/2016 2:20:56 PM
The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children, an Australian aid and development agency dedicated to helping children, has ranked Nigeria the ninth-worst country in the world ... rate of child marriage, adolescent fertility, maternal mortality ...
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
worldatlas.com - 9/28/2016 4:11:41 PM
... more firearm-related deaths than any other country in the world. Here, 67.18 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people occur annually. Additionally, this country has the highest homicide rate in the world; 78.6% of all homicides are by gun. San Pedro ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 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 ...
Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths
nationalinsiderpolitics.com - 10/24/2016 3:59:20 AM
Think about it–as gun ownership rose, the murder rate plummeted in the U.S. Couple that with the fact that only one of the Top 10 countries for gun ownership is also in the Top 10 for firearm-related deaths–Uruguay is number eight for gun ownership ...
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 ...
Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality
Science Daily - 10/25/2016 11:53:35 PM
The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality ... countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research. A study by Prof Paul Hunter from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Dr Annette Prüss-Ustün from The World Health ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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 and has slipped in the last few decades.
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 ...