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
Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities
The Record - 7/23/2016 10:17:29 PM
Israel, at 3.2 per cent, had the lowest rate. “I find it somewhat sad ... for 20 years that Canada has one of the world’s worst records among developed countries in terms of alcohol-related crash deaths. “It drives me crazy. As long as they die ...
U.S. Road Death Rates Are Unacceptably High
US News and World Report - 7/22/2016 6:51:04 PM
To find other nations with road death rates similar to ours, we must look to countries such as Azerbaijan ... concluded that making the world's roads safer requires a raft of changes that cut across infrastructure, behavior, vehicles and more.
Real World Economics: Numbers can be enlightening and misleading
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 7/23/2016 9:41:41 PM
Real World Economics: Essar Steel case is one for the textbooks ... The U.S. population is roughly five times that of the 64 million in the U.K. So 1,500 deaths in our country would be a rate equal to 300 there, as a percentage of their population.
German gun laws among world's strictest
USA Today - 7/23/2016 5:45:28 PM
MUNICH — German gun laws are some of the most restrictive in the world. The country also has one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths despite having high levels of gun ownership, a scenario that is given added significance in light of the ...
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.
Rate of new HIV infections increased in 74 countries over past decade
Science Daily - 7/18/2016 11:56:28 PM
AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries ... in meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal for the world to witness the end of AIDS in less than 15 years," said IHME Director ...
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/12/2016 11:56:13 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
WHO urges countries to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis
P.M. News Nigeria - 7/22/2016 5:53:48 PM
The longer term aim is to reduce new viral hepatitis infections by 90% and to reduce the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis ... In Egypt – a lower–middle-income country with one of the world’s highest prevalence rates of hepatitis C – 200 ...
Global HIV deaths declining, but incidence rates remain stagnant
Healio - 7/22/2016 10:01:22 AM
“If this trend of stubbornly high new infections continues, there will be significant challenges in meeting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal for the world to ... Although death rates and incidence declined in most countries, including those ...
The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems
North Country Public Radio - 7/23/2016 10:21:39 AM
What are the biggest social and economic problems the world faces today ... the global maternal mortality ratio declined by 44 percent to an estimated 216 deaths per 100,000 live births — and the mortality rate of children under age 5 fell by more ...
WHO urges countries to take rapid action to reduce new infections, deaths from viral hepatitis
News-Medical - 7/21/2016 12:37:03 AM
The longer term aim is to reduce new viral hepatitis infections by 90% and to reduce the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis ... In Egypt - a lower-middle-income country with one of the world's highest prevalence rates of hepatitis C, 200 000 people ...
Tanzania: Improvement in Maternal, Child Health As Mortality Rate Drops
AllAfrica - 7/22/2016 1:07:29 PM
In Tanzania one doctor attends 50,000 contrary to the World Health Organisation (WHO ... In the latest WHO -maternal mortality rate (MMR) Tanzania ranked 23rd among 183 countries with 460 deaths per 100,000 live births together with Malawi and Afghanistan.
Maternal and Neonatal mortality rate high in India : Study
Webindia 123 - 7/22/2016 3:59:16 PM
With 167 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births and 28 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births, India has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in the world. One in five ... facilites across the country have poor water, sanitation ...
PH among countries with increasing HIV infections
Rappler - 7/22/2016 1:00:19 PM
There are an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) around the world. The rate of new infections ... and in a number of countries, homosexuality is illegal. AIDS-related complications constitute the leading cause of death among adolescents ...
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 ...