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
Texas leads the developed world in maternal mortality rate
Daily Kos - 8/23/2016 10:49:19 AM
After Texas decided that it was going to wage a war against Planned Parenthood - cutting clinics of any public funding or forcing them closed with abusive medically unnecessary legislation - maternal mortality rate has risen to third world levels.
Maternal deaths fall across globe but rise in US, doubling in Texas
CNN - 8/24/2016 7:02:03 PM
Of 183 countries and territories studied from 1990 to 2013, only 17 saw maternal mortality rate percentage increases, the World Health Organization report "Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013" showed. In the United States, the maternal mortality ...
World's largest cemetery grows bigger as Shi'ite militias bury their dead
Metro International - 8/23/2016 1:12:29 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The world's largest cemetery, in Iraq's Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, is expanding at double its usual rate as the nation's death rate increased with ... Sunni group overran a third of the country in 2014, said Jihad Abu Saybi, a ...
Report: Black women in Texas face the greatest risk from pregnancy related death
Houston Chronicle - 8/23/2016 2:56:52 AM
Black women bear the greatest risk for pregnancy-related death in Texas by far, according to a much-awaited new report, commissioned because the state rate resembles that of many Third World countries. To continue reading this story, you will need to be a ...
Syria brutality enabled by anti-Israel double standards
Arutz Sheva - 8/25/2016 4:52:01 PM
That's an average of about 262 deaths per day and 7,860 per month. The carnage has continued unabated, so, applying the same death rate nearly 200 days after ... The tragic image of Omran caused outrage around the world, as did the image of Aylan Kurdi ...
Where were the world’s worst earthquakes and which countries most likely to be affected?
www.thesun.co.uk - 8/24/2016 4:50:13 AM
Most of the damage and deaths ... hit the country causing immense damage to life, property and the iconic dharahara tower. India has also experienced a series of deadly earthquakes due to the movement of the Indian tectonic plate at the rate of 47mm ...
Maternal Mortality in Texas Is a "National Embarrassment"
Mother Jones - 8/24/2016 5:43:18 PM
The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas seemed to have doubled since 2010, making the Lone Star State one of the most dangerous places in the developed world to have a baby. Reproductive health advocates were quick to blame the legislature for ...
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.
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 ...
Mortality from ischaemic heart disease by country, region, and age: Statistics from World Health Organisation and United Nations ☆
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 7/27/2016 11:52:57 PM
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) collects mortality data coded using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. IHD is the single largest cause of death ...
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 ...
Escaped from Insurgency, Now Starved to Death by Government
This Day Live - 8/25/2016 4:20:23 AM
making the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world, The role of malnutrition in these deaths cannot be over emphasised. While inflation and the economic downturn has not helped, experts believed the ...
Arab Spring’s harmful impact on health will be felt across the world ‘for many years’
The National - 8/24/2016 11:16:45 AM
The analysis also found evidence of infant mortality rates rising in some countries in the Middle East. This was again most striking in Syria where infant deaths fell annually by an average of six per cent in the decade before 2010 but rose by just over ...
We're healthiest country in the world, too
health.asiaone.com - 8/25/2016 9:28:12 AM
SINGAPORE - Singapore is the healthiest country in the world, according to a recent survey conducted ... The penalty includes factors such as average life expectancy, cigarette smoking rates and mortality. Only countries with a population of more than ...
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 ...