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
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.
Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target
VOXXI - 9/29/2014 7:46:02 PM
And while death rates have been cut in half since 1990 ... American neonatal mortality rates “We’re building momentum in many countries in the poorest parts of the world,” said Dr. Mickey Chopra, UNICEF’s head of global programs.
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 10:34:51 AM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings. Mississippi, with its 9.6 deaths, would be somewhere between Botswana and Bahrain. We're the wealthiest nation in the world.
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:41:47 PM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
Infant Mortality Rate Higher in United States Than in European Countries
Guardian LV - 9/26/2014 1:37:22 PM
This means that in America, more babies are dying before they reach the age of one year than in other parts of the world ... and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In comparison to European countries, America has a much higher rate of infant mortality.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates ...
Bill Gates Believes Ebola Could Spread Outside West Africa, Warns Countries Should Strengthen Healthcare
International Business Times - 9/30/2014 6:33:16 PM
The current death rate is now beyond 50 percent ... The United Nations has called on countries around the world to do what they can to help contain the virus.
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 ...
World Bank invests billions to reduce deaths of mothers and children
Health24 - 9/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
According to the U.N., maternal mortality had dropped by 45 percent since 1990, to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. Yet the mortality rate in poorer countries is still 14 times higher than in the developed world, and prospects for rapid ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
A new study of adolescent health around the globe found the United States had the highest mortality rate for people ages 10-to-24 of any high-income country ... death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s ...
Ebola now has 70% mortality rate, but immune-boosting natural medicine is chastised and threatened
Natural News - 9/30/2014 2:26:54 AM
New figures released on September 20 by the World Health Organization show that the death rate is actually higher than what's ... 597 in Sierra Leone and eight in Nigeria. The countries hit hardest are now breeding grounds for the disease, with one to ...
Cops: Islip man who traveled around the world killed by strangers in North Carolina
Newsday - 9/29/2014 10:23:31 PM
An Islip man who had traveled the globe for the past decade and was planning a cross-country bicycle ride was shot to death by robbers after he missed ... PHOTOS: Mug shots | Notorious crimes | DATA: LI crime rates
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Deaths related to pregnancy and childbearing have ... explained that Merck was turning its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought to be ashamed of.”
Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list
CNN - 3/27/2014 8:10:22 AM
China executed more people than any other country last year. Although Chinese authorities treat official execution statistics ... killed under the death penalty every year, more than the rest of the world combined. Excluding China, executions rose to ...
A Map of the World's Most Dangerous Countries for Drivers
The Atlantic - 2/18/2014 11:53:12 AM
That's one reason why deaths per miles driven have plummeted around the developed world ... countries, from Namibia to Tanzania, auto fatalities killed half as many people as cancer did. In the OECD, the U.S and South Korea are, relatively, the most ...