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 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.
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, its practice remains commonplace. At least 1,722 people were sentenced to death in 58 countries in 2012. This is a decrease from 2011, when at least 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced in 63 ...
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 ...
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 ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
... health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual statistics report highlights how efforts to meet the ...
Kazakhstan among countries with highest road death rates
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2013 9:50:39 AM
The independent American news media organization ranked countries based on 2013 statistics for road death rates provided by the World Health Organization and colored them on the map. The map shows Kazakhstan has an average of 21.9 people killed ...
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 ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
Maternal deaths have declined dramatically since 1990, down by a third, according to the World Health Organization. But about 16 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where fertility is still more than four children per woman ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
In low- and middle-income countries, where large swaths of the population get around by foot and bicycle, the numbers are even more skewed. In Africa, which boasts the highest regional road traffic death rate in the world, a whopping 38% of deaths occurred ...
Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone
The Independent - 9/28/2013 10:35:14 PM
Two months ago, a young mother of two was stoned to death by her relatives on the order of a tribal ... to the al-Shabaab militia in control of the city. Iran has the world's highest rate of execution by stoning. No one knows how many people have been ...
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 ... deaths (48.4 per 100,000 people), followed by the Cook Islands, Egypt and Libya, according to World ...
America’s Youth Have Highest Death Rate of High-Income Countries
Care2 (blog) - 4/25/2012 11:56:15 PM
Young people aged 10 – 24 years in the U.S. have the highest mortality rate among 27 high-income countries around the world according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, which explores the health habits of adolescents from around the ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
“In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the ... 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. Congress, whereas 16 nations ...