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
USA have higher mortality rates from other developed countries
Ecommerce Journal - 2/6/2016 5:58:35 PM
Previously, death rates had dropped by almost ... the same age group of people living in the rest of the world. The research comes after a popular research in 2015, according to which the death rates in non-Hispanic white Americans aged 45-54 years has ...
Scotland revealed as UK country with most alcohol-related deaths
Times of India - 2/9/2016 5:09:06 AM
More alcohol-related deaths ... rate since a peak in the 2000s as shown in the map created for The Independent by Statista below. Deaths were also significantly higher in the north of England than the south. Meanwhile, England and Wales were the only UK ...
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.
Preventable injury deaths shorten U.S. life expectancy
Yahoo News - 2/9/2016 6:23:40 PM
... from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database to calculate death rates by age, sex and cause for the U.S. and 12 high-income countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the ...
UK's cancer death rates drop by almost 10 pct over 10 years
wwntradio.com - 2/5/2016 3:55:06 AM
New figures show, in the last 10 years, the survival rate of people ... Around the world, more than eight million people are likely to succumb to cancer in 2016. "There is huge variation in outcomes around the country". Offering patients and their families ...
Why are Deaths from Drug Overdose and Suicide Among White Males on the Rise?
The Good Men Project - 2/7/2016 11:41:00 PM
Mortality rates are a very effective measure of the quality of life of any given people. Compared to other first world countries, death rates for middle-aged whites are rising dramatically. And many experts believe that what these statistics reveal does ...
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Dueling data blur Venezuelan murder rate
Charlotte Observer - 2/8/2016 11:01:02 AM
Last week, Attorney General Luisa Ortega told congress there had been almost 18,000 murders in Venezuela last year — for a rate of 58 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. In a country that hasn ... or police-related deaths. (And the Observatory’s ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
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 ...
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 ...
First Zika-Linked Deaths Reported In Columbia As Fear Of Deadly Virus Grow
IndiaTimes - 2/6/2016 9:58:59 AM
"The world is realizing that Zika can be deadly. The mortality rate is not very high ... the UN human rights office urged countries hit by Zika to give women access to contraception and abortion. Women's reproductive rights are a touchy subject in largely ...
Colombia blames 3 deaths on Zika, nerve disorder
India - 2/5/2016 8:15:47 PM
“The world is realizing that Zika can be deadly. The mortality rate is not very high, but it can be deadly.” Colombia has been hit hardest by the Zika outbreak of any country except Brazil, with more than 20,000 cases, including more than 2,000 ...