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
Risking death in the Mediterranean: the least bad option for so many migrants
theguardian.com - 4/17/2015 9:25:17 PM
“I cannot go back to my country,” says ... migration since the second world war. So far in 2015, nearly a thousand asylum seekers have drowned, including 450 this week in at least three separate incidents. That puts the death toll at around 20 times ...
Honduras most dangerous country for environmental activists - report
Reuters - 4/20/2015 5:01:02 AM
Between 2010 and 2014, 101 activists were murdered in Honduras, the highest rate per capita of any country surveyed in a report by Global ... accounting for nearly three quarters of the murders - with 29 deaths reported in Brazil, 25 in Colombia and ...
Ebola epidemic killed economic growth in stricken West African countries
archive.pnj.com - 4/17/2015 1:18:31 PM
The Ebola epidemic that swept through West Africa this year sucked $2.2 billion from the economies of the three countries ... growth rate of 3% in 2015. Before the epidemic, Liberia's economy was predicted to grow nearly 7%, the World Bank said.
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 ...
Widespread canine rabies vaccination reduces mortality in low-income countries
Healio - 4/20/2015 11:06:07 AM
The researchers applied parameters to the model using country-specific data or cumulative ... and that the poorest areas of the world are at the highest risk of rabies. The death rate from rabies (represented in deaths per 100,000 population) was highest ...
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 ...
160 Daily Deaths Blamed on Poor Canine Rabies Vaccination Rates
Highlight Press - 4/19/2015 1:30:28 PM
Around 160 lives could be saved every single day of the year if the world was to take the subject of canine rabies ... a report on Friday attributing tens of thousands of annual deaths to a disease which effectively has no place in the 21 st century ...
Rabies Causes 160 Preventable Deaths A Day: Study
International Business Times - 4/17/2015 4:28:48 AM
A new study on canine rabies found that the affliction claims 160 lives around the world every day, in the first report of ... which has the highest death rate from rabies, and to India, which has the highest overall fatalities with over 20,000 human ...
As the country has grown so we have grown with it
The National - 4/16/2015 11:06:41 PM
When we launched in 2008, the world economy was booming and the marketplace was saturated ... We would like to think that some of the credit for the falling death rate on the roads is due to The National’s campaigning for drivers to take more ...
Over a 3rd of global rabies deaths take place in India
Times of India - 4/17/2015 10:58:20 PM
The study finds that overwhelmingly the greatest risk of canine rabies is in the poorest countries; the death rate (deaths per 100,000 people ... states a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Expert say the rabies control program in India ...
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 ...
Egypt court sentences 11 fans to death in 2012 soccer riot, in highly charged case
brandonsun.com - 4/19/2015 12:33:12 PM
All death sentences in Egypt require the advisory opinion of the country's top religious authority ... and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment. Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher ... than 5 died in the United States in 2013. Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
Big Tobacco Increases Investment in Developing World
Counter Punch - 4/20/2015 8:28:38 AM
Facing greater restriction in the USA and other industrialized countries ... and premature death. In China, tobacco companies have been moving steadily inland with intense promotional campaigns. It is estimated that of the world’s 1.71 billion smokers ...