|Rank||Country||Death rate (deaths/1,000 population)|
|7||Central African Republic||14.71|
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 rises in Brazil-made cars
Japan Times - 5/21/2013 3:00:57 PM
But as auto sales boom in Brazil, so have the number of accidents and deaths. An analysis of Health Ministry data shows that 9,059 car occupants died in vehicle crashes in Brazil in 2010 ... interest is the final shape. What’s inside, nobody ...
Rate Cuts Not Helping These ETFs …Yet
Yahoo! Finance - 5/25/2013 11:42:56 AM
Central banks from Australia to India to Israel to Poland and a batch of others ... BoK weaker-than-expected growth in China – South Korea’s largest trading partner, slow growth in Europe and lower consumer price inflation.
Death rates decline for advanced heart failure patients, but outcomes are still not ideal
Medical Xpress - 5/23/2013 7:23:26 PM
"The decline in sudden cardiac death is most likely due to increased use of medications and devices like defibrillators," said first author John Loh, a medical student at the Geffen School of Medicine. There was also a decrease in overall mortality rates ...
'Death By a Thousand Cuts': Coal Boom Could Destroy Great Barrier Reef
ABC News - 5/25/2013 11:14:18 AM
The man whose job it should be to protect the Great Barrier Reef ... Australian scientists have calculated that the Great Barrier Reef, the earth's largest living organism, has lost half of its coral in the last 27 years, and coral death is ...
Germany 'most popular country' in the world: Poll
Straits Times - 5/23/2013 11:12:30 PM
More than 26,000 people from around the world were asked to rate 16 countries on whether their global influence was "mainly positive" or "mainly negative". Some 59 per cent of those polled rated Germany as having a positive influence ...
SIERRA LEONE: Child and maternal mortality worst in the world – UNICEF
IRIN - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
FREETOWN, 3 March 2008 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone has the highest child and maternal mortality rates in the world because of ... “Child mortality in this country is the worst in the world at 270 deaths per 100,000 children born,” Veneman said on 29 February ...
Better Death Records Can Lead to Longer Life
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 1:54:10 PM
Here’s a morbid thought atop a morbid thought: Two in three deaths worldwide -- some 35 million a year -- go unregistered. And in many cases when deaths are recorded, reliable information on what caused them is lacking. Why does this matter?
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Businessweek - 5/23/2013 12:28:16 PM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
Death rows grow for want of lethal drugs
Philadelphia Daily News - 5/24/2013 12:48:33 PM
States that impose the death penalty have been facing a crisis in recent years ... potassium chloride and propofol — would not be used in executions. Once again, that has left states trying to figure out what to do. In Colorado, a man who killed three ...
Ethiopian Child Mortality Rate Falls 40 Percent
AllAfrica - 5/21/2013 7:01:21 AM
Ethiopia has reduced its child mortality rate by 40 percent ... in preventing children's death from preventable disease. Yet the death of children in Ethiopia is still big; yearly 28 thousands of children are dying in the country of preventable disease.
BBC poll: Israel among world's least popular nations
Haaretz - 5/25/2013 2:06:06 PM
The world's opinion of Israel has not improved in the last year: According to BBC World Service's annual poll, Israel is one of the least popular countries in the world; the only states less popular are North Korea, Pakistan and Iran. The survey, conducted ...
US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.
The Guardian - 5/23/2013 3:20:04 PM
That would decrease the value of bonds with lower yields. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday each week. The average doesn't include extra fees, known as points, which most ...
Nigeria struggles to shift maternal care to tackle mortality rate
United Press International - 5/23/2013 8:06:23 PM
Nigeria ranks nears the bottom – 169 out of 176 countries – in the Mothers' Index compiled in a May 2013 report by Save the Children, an international organization that works to defend children's rights. The index assesses the well-being of ...
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 6:33:20 PM
[See Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy.] Albert believes many factors explain the decline in teen birth rates. "These rates have been driven down by the magic combination of less sex and more contraception," Albert said. More teens are delaying ...
World stocks erratic a day after big sell-off
Yahoo! News - 5/24/2013 5:20:34 PM
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares traded erratically Friday but European markets found their footing, a day after global stocks were routed by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.