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
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: UN
Economic Times - 6/28/2016 7:55:20 PM
The State of the World's Children', UNICEF's annual ... The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births -- still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second biggest ...
Reduce under-five mortality rate, says Unicef
Daily Monitor - 6/30/2016 10:16:07 PM
While the world missed the MDG target of a two–thirds reduction in under–five mortality between 1990 and 2015, 24 low–income and lower–middle–income countries achieved it.” If the rate is not reduced, there will be more under–five mortality ...
Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF
UNICEF - 6/29/2016 7:51:09 AM
The State of the World’s Children ... Global under-five mortality rates have been more than halved since 1990, boys and girls attend primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide is ...
UNICEF finds dramatic inequality among world's poorest, richest children
FOX News - 6/28/2016 11:34:15 AM
Noting some progress in halving global mortality rates for children under 5 since 1990 and boys and girls attending primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries ... for stronger efforts to educate the world's children, noting that on average each ...
UN: Poverty and Early Deaths Await Millions of World's Disadvantaged Children
Student Operated Press - 6/29/2016 12:30:20 PM
We have a choice: Invest in these children now or allow our world to become ... Global under-five mortality rates have been more than halved since 1990, boys and girls attend primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people ...
Michigan researcher says world's population growth will slow
Salem News - 6/29/2016 1:41:55 PM
Some researchers have highlighted India — the planet’s second most populous country with 1.26 billion ... between the world of the 1960s and the world of today," he said. Lam doesn't believe the global death rate can move much lower.
Map: Here are countries with the world's highest murder rates
Public Radio International - 6/27/2016 7:06:24 PM
The homicide rates, defined as the number of deaths by homicide per ... the report concluded. Several countries in Central America like Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala top the list of homicides in the world. The heightening violence there has forced ...
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.
Effort aims to decrease death rate of infants
Toledo Blade - 6/29/2016 4:19:24 PM
Its infant mortality rate exceeds 16 deaths per 1,000, surpassing the infant-mortality rates in third-world countries such as Syria, Jordan, Albania, and Mexico. “In these four ZIP Codes you will find every single factor, in triplicate, that results in ...
Suicide rates highest in farmers, lumberjacks, fishermen
NEWSCHANNEL6 - 6/30/2016 6:27:03 PM
It only covers 17 states, looking at about 12,300 of the more than 40,000 suicide deaths reported in the entire nation in 2012. Because of the limited data, they could only calculate suicide rates for broad ... at the findings World stock markets stabilize ...
U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report: How does your country fare?
CNN - 6/30/2016 1:19:15 PM
Though the report says there's still "widespread forced labor" in the country's seafood sector ... the report is "the world's most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts." It rates 190 nations -- up from last year's 188 ...
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/13/2016 8:34:36 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
Inside the world's most fragile country
The Business Insider - 6/29/2016 12:51:48 PM
And according to the CIA World Factbook, Somalia has the third-highest infant-mortality rate and maternal-mortality rate, and total life expectancy is estimated to be only 51.96 years at birth. The country is also hosting a small number of Yemeni refugees ...
India far away from curbing neonatal deaths
Deccan Herald - 6/28/2016 8:31:07 PM
The State of World’s Children, UNICEF’s flagship annual ... India with its 48 deaths per thousand live births ranks 48 in the list of countries with highest number of Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR). The Infant Mortality (death under one year) Rate ...