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
Mortality rates drop by 66% in Africa as world marks Malaria Day
citizentv.co.ke - 4/25/2016 4:10:35 PM
A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to ... “WHO commends these countries while also highlighting the urgent need for greater investment in settings with high rates of malaria transmission, particularly in Africa. Saving lives must be our ...
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 4:10:35 PM
... world observes World Malaria Day on Monday, WHO figures show reasons for optimism: The fight against malaria has been successful in the past, with 33 countries reporting fewer than 1,000 cases of malaria in 2015, and mortality rates cut by 60% globally ...
WHO: 21 countries could become malaria free by 2020
DelhiDailyNews - 4/26/2016 8:02:38 AM
The "Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030," approved by the World Health Assembly ... cases in 2014 and a further 12 countries reported between 100 and 1000 indigenous malaria cases in 2014. Malaria mortality rates have decreased since 2000 ...
Massachusetts has 9th Most Prison Deaths in the Country
Go Local Worcester - 4/28/2016 6:12:53 AM
The U.S. has the largest number of prisoners in the world. U.S. state and federal ... at the data surrounding prisoners. Using statistics from the BJS, we ranked the states with the highest average annual mortality rate per 100,000 state and federal ...
Louisiana is No. 1 in U.S. for prisoner deaths
The Times-Picayune - 4/27/2016 10:53:15 AM
The United States has the largest number of prisoners in the world, and Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. U.S. state and federal ... we ranked the states with the highest average annual mortality rate per 100,000 state and ...
Countries on verge of beating malaria face new threat
albawwaba.net - 4/25/2016 4:32:03 PM
Dr Jules Mugabo, the head of malaria department at the World Health Organisation country office ... In the WHO African Region, malaria mortality rates fell by 66% among all age groups and by 71% among children under five years. Since 2000, malaria death ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
Wall Street Journal - 4/27/2016 3:43:45 AM
The only death in the blast was the assailant ... as market players raced to price in a rate cut by the central bank, though economists pointed out the first reduction in a year was still far from a done deal. The Reserve Bank of Australia has held ...
Changes in mortality inequalities over two decades: register based study of European countries
BMJ - 4/11/2016 1:49:42 PM
Certification and coding of causes of death vary between countries, and a substantial underestimation of ischaemic heart disease in official mortality statistics had been reported ... social determinants of health. World Health Organization, 2008.
10 Deadliest Diseases in the World
24/7 Wall ST - 4/27/2016 4:33:51 AM
For example, while the death rate from COPD is similar in lower- and ... the incidence of these heart diseases tends to be higher in wealthier countries, where people live longer. To identify the world’s deadliest diseases, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the ...
Drive to eliminate Malaria on World Malaria Day
africanews.com - 4/25/2016 5:50:48 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that six African countries most affected by malaria could ... According to the WHO, mortality rates in Africa dropped by 58 per cent amongst children less than 5 years. This has helped to avoid nearly ...
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 ...
WHO observes World Malaria Day
Big News Network - 4/27/2016 9:05:52 AM
WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, it is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the WHO European ... Since the year 2000, malaria mortality rates have declined by 60% globally. In the WHO African Region ...
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 ...
Bat mortality no longer sustainable, global review finds
Mongabay - 4/27/2016 6:09:54 PM
Estimates are likely conservative, since mortality report requirements vary between countries. Still, the study documented ... disease symptoms – are also of great concern. Some of the world’s most dangerous viruses run through bats’ veins including ...