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
Chad reintroduces death penalty. Which other countries use it?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/30/2015 11:53:57 PM
The Guardian reported in 2013 at least 778 executions were carried out in 22 countries. In 2014, Amnesty International said the number of recorded death sentences has jumped by almost 500, compared to 2013. Last year, China had the highest rate of the ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, says UN
IN - 7/30/2015 4:20:00 AM
United Nations: India in 2022 will be the world's most ... mainly in nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the US, Indonesia and Uganda.With the highest demographic growth rate, Africa will ...
World population projected to hit 11.2 billion by 2100
Inland Newstoday - 7/29/2015 9:10:30 PM
“In the poorest countries, fertility rate declines have slowed down and ... U.N. projections are based largely on two factors: births and deaths. Earlier models relied on expert opinion from around the world to project trends. The new forecast combines ...
The leading causes of death for Americans traveling abroad, country by country
BGR - 7/28/2015 10:13:07 AM
Inevitably, statistics bear out that an unlucky percentage ... the most common cause of death varies by continent and country. While homicide tends to be more common in Mexico and in the northern parts of South America, car accidents, on the whole, are ...
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.
Report: American Police Kill More People In Days Than Other Countries Do In Years
DC Cbslocal - 7/30/2015 4:05:41 AM
The Guardian found that deaths by American police dramatically outnumber anywhere else in the world. “The US is not just some outlier in terms of police violence when compared with countries of similar economic and political standing. America is the ...
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 ...
World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision
ReliefWeb - 7/30/2015 2:18:18 AM
under-five mortality fell by more than 30% in 86 countries, of which 13 countries saw a decline of more than 50%. In the same time period, the rate decreased by more than 20% in 156 countries. Populations in many parts of the world are still young ...
Breastfeeding And Infant Mortality
P.M. News Nigeria - 7/31/2015 11:42:37 AM
According to UNICEF, about half of the world’s under-five deaths currently occur in five countries including Nigeria, India, Congo, Pakistan and China. In Nigeria, under-five mortality rate has increased in recent years as the Multiple Indicator Cluster ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... 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 in the industrialized ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... a total of 15 death sentences were recorded in four countries- Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Barbados and the Bahamas. Otherwise the regions were death penalty-free in 2013.
One of the world's biggest cities has figured how to virtually eliminate traffic deaths
The Business Insider - 7/31/2015 11:06:50 AM
According to a new report on city safety from the global research organization World Resources Institute, traffic fatalities are near rock-bottom for Tokyoites. They occur at a rate of only ... recently reported, the country is sitting on a "demographic ...
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
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...
Malaria Deaths Spawn Novel Solutions: Mosquirix In Africa, MotoFog Bikes In Brazil
Latin Times - 7/24/2015 3:58:29 AM
Malaria kills between 473,000–789,000 people per year, according to estimated statistics authored by the United Nations World Health Organization ... The number of causes as well as deaths are down in most Latin American countries.