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
Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates
news.ie.msn.com - 9/30/2014 7:37:41 PM
However, the authors note that the rate of deaths worldwide has been reduced ... of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, the World Health Organization, Switzerland, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals ...
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.
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.
World Bank warns of 'economic imperative' to respond rapidly to Ebola as first US case diagnosed
Daily Telegraph - 10/1/2014 1:17:07 PM
The World Bank estimates that the disease could cost the three African countries $809m by next year if it continues ... is spread via close contact with bodily fluids. The secondary death rate is even higher, with health officials predicting that deaths ...
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 ...
Bill Gates Believes Ebola Could Spread Outside West Africa, Warns Countries Should Strengthen Healthcare
International Business Times - 9/30/2014 8:31:58 AM
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.
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 ...
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 ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth ... While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those in developed countries ...
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 ...
World Heart Day 2014 Theme: 'Creating Heart-Healthy Environments' Celebrated In India, Sri Lanka
Travelers Today - 9/29/2014 7:57:22 AM
India is leading the celebration of World Heart Day 2014 with the theme "Creating Heart-Healthy Environments" after the prevalence of the said country has increased ... the leading causes of death worldwide. Share This Story Statistics shows that 17.3 ...
Violence rates can be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts
Phys.org - 9/17/2014 9:19:00 PM
Out of 88 countries where ... brought together 150 of the world's foremost scientists and criminologists to set out the first roadmap for reducing global rates of interpersonal violence - a problem that now causes more death and costs more money than ...
The US’s Infant Mortality Rate Is Abysmal for All But the Wealthiest Americans
Motherboard - 10/1/2014 10:25:19 AM
A country's infant mortality rate, according to the CIA World Factbook, “is often used as an indicator ... The CIA World Factbook shows that when it comes to the rate of deaths in the first year per thousand births, the US lags well behind much of ...