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
SAO PAULO – The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry’s biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day ... Experts say those requirements alone are not sufficient to meet basic safety standards. Some models sold ...
Mortality rates down at KU trauma, burn centers
LJWORLD - 5/20/2013 4:39:22 AM
Westwood — Mortality rates at the Kansas University Hospital trauma and burn units are among the lowest in the country, according to figures released ... of patients who arrived with a great risk of death are surviving. The KU Trauma Center, meanwhile ...
Global pact to hit tax-dodging giants: Countries to exchange information about corporations who are not paying their fair share
Daily Mail - 5/22/2013 11:13:41 PM
We will be stronger in the long term, we will be better served ... tax information, that all countries should act on beneficial ownership, so we know who owns what. I think this is a big step forward.' He went on: 'I explained my G8 agenda ...
Firms to be told to spell out how much tax they pay in every European country in clampdown on cross-border avoidance
Daily Mail - 5/22/2013 4:47:09 PM
It is thought Austria and Luxembourg - the only opponents of tax transparency - have agreed to back the plan if Switzerland will also ... Today we've agreed to push for a new international standard of automatic information exchange between tax authorities ...
BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world
BBC Online - 5/22/2013 10:59:22 PM
Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
The state's birth rate has steadily fallen over the last 23 years ... Maine's population has the highest percentage of Baby Boomers in the country, 29.4 percent. “A few aspects of Maine’s demographic picture stand out: an older population with a ...
More Americans Murdered In Mexico Than In Any Other Country In The World
FOX News - 5/20/2013 5:53:56 PM
More Americans have been murdered in Mexico than in any other part of the world in the past decade ... Three of the top four most murderous countries for Americans are in Latin America. Behind Mexico on the list is the Philippines with 84 ...
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.
Inspectors probe hospital's death rate
ITV - 5/23/2013 4:28:39 AM
Government inspectors are at Tameside Hospital today to establish why the death rate there is one of the highest in the country. The hospital is under the spotlight after a damning report in to patient neglect in Staffordshire. Relatives will ...
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 6:44:40 AM
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 ...
UN promoting midwives program to tackle soaring infant mortality rates in South Sudan
romereports.com - 5/19/2013 11:50:03 AM
South Sudan, the world newest country, is one of the most unsafe places for mothers ... By comparison, in Bolivia, which has a similar population and poverty levels, the maternal death rate is 190 for every 100,000 births. The United Nations says that's ...
Bill Gates and world health
Courier-Journal - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
Gates — who Bloomberg News calculates is once again the world’s richest ... t say yes.” Death is something we really understand extremely well. But you can save a lot of lives. One thing about the childhood death rate is you really can ...
US teen birth rate drops to record low
MSN Philippines News - 5/23/2013 5:11:36 AM
US teen births have dropped to a record low, but the country still has one of the highest rates among developed nations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "The overall rate declined 25 percent from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19 ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in all countries can help achieve a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. “Every country in the world can improve the performance of its health system in the three ...
In Britain, terrorism suspected in man's hacking death
Los Angeles Times - 5/23/2013 1:36:51 AM
"I apologize that women had to witness this today. But in our lands, our women have to see the same," the man says in British-accented English. "You people will never be safe! Remove your government. They don't care about you." It was unclear ...