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
Why 8 Of The 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Road Deaths Are In Africa
AFKinside - 5/23/2016 9:25:09 AM
... further showed that eight out of 10 most dangerous countries in the world for road deaths in 2013 were in Africa, while 40 of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages were also from the continent. These include Libya, Kenya ...
13 African Countries Top India’s Infant Mortality Rate
indiaspend.com - 5/14/2016 3:23:35 AM
the overall perspective is that 13 African countries have better infant mortality rates (IMR) than India, according to World Bank data. Five of the 13 countries—Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Algeria—are from relatively prosperous Arab north Africa ...
How dangerous South Africa’s roads are vs the world
businesstech.co.za - 5/24/2016 5:45:02 PM
South Africa has the 42nd highest road mortality rate in the world ... “Over 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low-middle income countries, which account for 82% of the world’s population, but only 54% of the world’s registered vehicles ...
U.S. Infant Mortality: a Case Study in Health Care Disparities
US News Health - 5/23/2016 2:54:25 PM
In many countries around the world, babies younger than 26 weeks are not resuscitated ... This practice could raise our infant mortality rates by as much as 30 to 40 percent. Many ethical questions are prompted by this fact: Just because we can support ...
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 ...
Mortality in Children and Adolescents, 1990-2013
jama.jamanetwork.com - 5/17/2016 3:08:42 PM
The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated. In developed countries in 2013, the top cause of death for children under 1 was congenital anomalies ...
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 ...
Scotland’s hospital mortality rate down 16.5% in eight years
The Scotsman - 5/24/2016 1:55:58 PM
The mortality rate at Scotland’s hospitals has fallen 16.5 per cent ... She added: “Scotland was the first country in the world to implement a national patient safety programme and is the only UK country publishing and driving improvement in our ...
Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them
The Economist online - 5/24/2016 1:55:58 PM
Whatever the motivation, haphazard clinical practice and spotty oversight led to addiction and death. In 1999-2014 more ... and a sprinkling of western European countries—which between them hold only 17% of the world’s population.
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor
Washington Post - 5/19/2016 9:01:15 AM
It also has the second-worst murder rate, and an infant mortality rate that's gotten 100 ... And it has happened despite the fact that Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves. Never has a country that should have been so rich been so poor.
WHO links 3 millions deaths worldwide annually to outdoor air pollution
EIN Newsdesk - 5/24/2016 8:15:22 PM
the UN body has issued a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning. “WHO’s latest ‘World Health Statistics’ report is a scary and shocking indictment of ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 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 ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...