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
US maternal mortality rate rises
cbs5az.com - 9/23/2016 6:30:38 AM
It's rare to see such maternal mortality numbers in countries like the United States. According to the article, America's increase put it above a number of poorer countries whose rates had declined, including Iran, Vietnam, Russia and Romania. The World ...
Erdoğan banned caesarean sections, so why does Turkey have the highest rates in the OECD?
THE CONVERSATION - 9/26/2016 2:45:10 AM
Turkey has the highest caesarean section rate of any OECD country – one in every two women gives birth by caesarean. This rate has risen from 26% in 1998, far surpassing the optimal rate of 15% recommended by the World Health Organisation. There is no ...
Global Death Rate By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Issues related to violence and healthcare have resulted in high crude death rates in parts of Africa and Eastern Europe, affecting countries such as Lesotho and Ukraine in different ways. Tuberculosis has infected one third of the world's population and ...
How Healthy is Your Country? The US Needs Some Improvement
naturalsociety.com - 9/26/2016 8:31:45 PM
Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing the rate of maternal death by 75% by 2015 ...  In all areas of the world and regardless of development, all countries now have a marked problem with obesity. Childhood obesity has ...
Sitting For Too Long Could Be Responsible For 4 Per Cent Of Global Deaths
news18.com - 9/26/2016 3:42:26 AM
Looking at the results by country, the highest rates were found in Lebanon (11.6%), the Netherlands ... behavior should be minimized in order to prevent premature deaths around the world and suggest that strategic national health campaigns, such as ...
Vivian: Death penalty keeps Singapore as one of the safest countries in the world
theindependent.sg - 9/23/2016 3:27:31 PM
According to the UNODC, the average homicide rate in ... of the few countries in the world which has successfully fought this drug problem. And we do not have slums, we do not have ghettos, we do not have no-go zones for the police. The death penalty ...
The resilience of rhinos: Photos capture the world's real-life unicorns
Mashable - 9/22/2016 11:03:50 AM
According to a recent special investigation by National Geographic in South Africa, where 70% of the total rhino population resides, the death rate ... The World Wildlife Fund has been working to save endangered animals in more than 100 countries for ...
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 ...
Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day
Lankaweb - 9/23/2016 9:18:16 PM
The populous country today takes the burden of over ... “We are supporting the mission of World Health Organization to reduce the non-communicable disease mortality rate by 2025 with the reduction of premature deaths because of cardiovascular diseases.
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.
Malta the world’s 14th healthiest country to live in, according to The Lancet medical journal
The Malta Independent - 9/25/2016 8:44:16 AM
halved the mortality of children younger than five years old, and raised by about 60 per cent the number of births attended to by a skilled health worker. Malta received its highest marks (with scores of 100) in areas where Third World countries score ...
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/14/2016 7:04:31 AM
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 ...
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 ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. Over the next two decades that fell by half ...