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
These are the most dangerous roads in the world, according to WHO
FOX News - 2/21/2017 10:55:22 AM
With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic fatalities. About 90 percent of all road deaths occur in these low-income countries, even though they only have about half ...
Developing Countries Tackle Mother, Infant Mortality
Voice of America - 2/16/2017 10:11:12 AM
Dr. Flavia Bustreo at the World Health Organization (WHO ... and most of the babies die on the day of their birth. The countries in the network have high maternal and infant mortality rates, but Bustreo said they are fully committed to achieving these ...
Mortality Worldwide: What Are The Causes
sciencetimes.com - 2/16/2017 1:07:10 AM
World Health Organization (WHO ... Lastly, the injuries were the culprit of almost 5 million lives in 2015. Low income countries had the highest mortality rate because of road traffic injuries. Road injuries were also the leading causes of death from ...
India's pollution-linked death rate now rivals China: Report
jokpeme.com - 2/14/2017 11:28:08 PM
(Photo by AFP) In India, deaths caused by air pollution are nearing unprecedented levels, putting the country on par with China, where air is the world's deadliest, a report says. The joint report, published on Tuesday by two US-based health research ...
Causes Of Death In Countries With The Highest Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 PM
Mortality rate worldwide - depicted by a grave. Mortality rates and causes of death in different countries vary greatly throughout the world, and can shed a lot of light onto living conditions, economic development, and healthcare infrastructure in ...
India, China account for more than half of world’s pollution deaths in 2015: study
Pakistan Today - 2/15/2017 8:32:10 AM
Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma. China and India, the world’s two most populous countries, each accounted for 1.1 million deaths, the findings ...
Hispanic cancer mortality varies among ethnic groups
EurekAlert! - 2/21/2017 5:33:15 AM
cancer incidence and mortality rates are calculated on an aggregate basis, without separating the Hispanic population based on ethnicity or nation of origin. However, Pinheiro pointed out, "Hispanic populations are all different, reflecting their country ...
Nigeria: Senate Committee - Nigeria Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the World
AllAfrica - 2/9/2017 9:29:23 AM
With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday ... collapse of buildings in the country. Making this promise, the Senate ...
Famine declared in South Sudan: 100,000 people facing death, another million on brink of starvation
National Post - 2/20/2017 5:41:36 AM
Joyce Luma, head of the World Food Program in South Sudan ... along with Isaiah Chol Aruai, the head of the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. A formal declaration of famine indicates that people are dying of hunger. “Our worst fears have ...
India Now Has the World’s Worst Air Pollution
MIT Technology Review - 2/14/2017 8:29:11 PM
We’ve all seen pictures of Chinese cities blanketed in smog, and China’s air pollution has been the world’s worst for years in terms of the number of premature deaths it causes. But it’s now roughly tied with India, and the two countries appear ...
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.
Which Countries Have the Most Deaths from Heart Disease?
mapsofworld.com - 2/7/2017 2:25:15 PM
The table below gives an idea of the death rate per 100,000 people due to coronary heart diseases in various countries of the world.
India’s air quality decreasing at an alarming rate, caused 1.1 million premature deaths in 2015
tecake.in - 2/14/2017 11:56:46 PM
What’s alarming is that death rate in China has become steady in past few years whereas it is increasing exponentially in India and study authors believe that soon India will become world’s most air-polluted country present on the globe. A team of ...
FACTBOX-World's major famines of the last 100 years
Reuters - 2/21/2017 12:35:35 PM
People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million ... in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent, and two or more people per 10,000 are dying per ...
Air Pollution Causes 4.2 Million Premature Deaths Around The World
Co.EXIST - 2/21/2017 2:37:17 PM
("Premature death" means dying before normal life expectancy for that country.) But, while China's rate of death is stabilizing, India's is increasing alarmingly. In India, 133,000 more people died from particulates (PM 2.5) in 2015 compared to ...