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
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.
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 ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 8:55:14 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high-income countries — although ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/1/2014 11:56:42 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 ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
These are the 10 poorest countries in the world. Sao Tome and Principe ... Burundi’s infant mortality rate of 87.8 deaths per 1,000 live births is more than double the rate worldwide. Located in the Indian Ocean east of continental Africa, Madagascar ...
Death rates of top four cancers fall in Britain
Xinhua News Agency - 8/18/2014 9:40:16 PM
LONDON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Death ... in the country has doubled in the last 40 years. The organization said its ambition is to accelerate progress so that three quarters will survive cancer within the next 20 years. However, the mortality rates in liver ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 per 1,000 live births — roughly on par with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, and Uruguay.
Countries with the highest death penalty rates
Yahoo! - 10/10/2011 11:54:51 PM
As the ninth World Day against the Death Penalty raises the awareness of the inhumanity of the law and calls for an end to capital punishment - we take a look at the five countries that carried out the most executions last year. The latest statistics from ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Thanks to a combination of insufficient or nonexistent safety laws, poor infrastructure and a lack of enforcement, low- and middle-income countries account for 48 percent of the world’s vehicles ... 600,000 road traffic deaths annually, brought to ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
The United States does the poorest job in the industrialized world of keeping newborn children ... a correlation between the inclusion of women in a country’s governing body and the rate of newborn deaths. Women hold a mere 18% of seats in the U.S ...
World Health Organization: Ebola deaths rise to 1,350, spreading fastest in Liberia
brandonsun.com - 8/20/2014 9:42:04 AM
The World Health Organization raised the total death toll to 1,350, and said deaths are mounting fastest in Liberia, which now accounts for at least 576. The U.N. health agency also warned that "countries ... leaving a comment. Rate it yourself by rolling ...
Rates of heart disease, stroke continue to decline in Europe
Science Daily - 8/18/2014 11:56:16 PM
For some eastern European countries, including Russia and Ukraine, the death rate from coronary heart disease for 55-60 ... diseases] have enjoyed such a prominent place in the world's attention, with cardiovascular disease at the forefront of the activity.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ... adults in the world. In just 10 years, the WHO projects that number will grow by 40%. As far as comparing the obesity rates of countries ...