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
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 ...
Ebola Deaths Near 5,500 As Virus Still Rages
Wall Street Journal - 11/21/2014 4:41:29 PM
ZURICH—Nearly 5,500 people have died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that the rate ... 5,420 deaths. The update came on the same day the WHO declared the Democratic Republic of Congo free of the disease after the country ...
Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: World Health Organisation
The Statesman - 11/20/2014 8:38:54 PM
The World Health Organisation has said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries ... The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around ...
Ebola death toll rises to 5,459 – WHO
Rappler - 11/21/2014 11:58:08 PM
GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization said Friday, November 21 that 5,459 people had so far died of Ebola out of a total 15,351 cases of infection in 8 countries ... of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the ...
Ebola death rate now at 70%: World Health Organization
New York Daily News - 10/14/2014 5:40:52 PM
The death rate from Ebola has jumped from 50% to 70%, the World Health Organization said Tuesday ... agency is still trying to isolate and treat people quickly, but if other countries don't step up their efforts within 60 days, "a lot more people will ...
Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day
The Clermont Sun - 11/20/2014 5:25:37 PM
November 17 marked World Prematurity Day – a time ... the data collected by the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act are important steps in addressing Ohio’s premature birth rate of 12.1 percent. By coordinating efforts at all ...
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 ...
Death toll of Ebola virus disease rises to 5,459 — WHO
en.itar-tass.com - 11/21/2014 5:31:36 PM
The death toll ... the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Up to the end of November 18, 2014, a total of 15 351 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia ...
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
WHO - 9/16/2014 4:55:20 PM
Two countries, India (21%) and Nigeria (13%), together account for more than one-third of deaths among children below 5 years of age. While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48% since 1990, it still has the world’s highest rate ...
What's behind the high rate of infant deaths in the U.S.
CBS News - 10/3/2014 4:53:40 AM
That's the question economists set out to answer in a recent working paper, citing statistics showing that the U.S. ranks No. 56 in the world in rates ... to explain why infant deaths are more common in America than in many other countries.
Push for Better Death Data Bears Fruit: Largest Ever Global Dataset of Individual Deaths Released
PLOS BLOGS - 11/21/2014 1:35:22 PM
Jocalyn Clark @jocalynclark comments on the INDEPTH Network’s release of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths ... (42 poorest countries of 193 worldwide had missing birth data in Byass’s analysis), leaving much of the world uncounted.
High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds
theguardian.com - 9/18/2013 12:38:38 PM
They examined data from 27 developed countries, using gun ownership figures from the Small Arms Survey and deaths from the World Health Organisation, the National Center for Health Statistics and others. They also looked at crime rates compiled by the ...
Ebola death toll tops 5 400
herald.co.zw - 11/20/2014 9:50:29 PM
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that 5 420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries ... The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be ...
Ebola Symptoms: Death Toll Rises to Nearly 5,500; Rate of Transmission Still 'Intense' in West Africa, WHO Says
The Latin Post - 11/21/2014 4:12:51 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the Ebola epidemic death toll has risen to nearly 5,500 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries, reports Huffington Post. "Transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone ...
Doctor: Detroit abortion stats 'like some Third World country'
The Detroit News - 5/22/2014 12:54:42 PM
While the abortion rate has been climbing in Detroit, it’s been declining in Michigan and across the U.S. “We’re seeing a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace ... the study found that the death rate for children ...