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
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/2/2016 5:13:13 PM
The dismal contrast between the US infant mortality rate, which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question of how “public policies toward poverty, pregnancy, delivery, and the ...
A solar suitcase reduces maternal mortality rates
dw.com - 2/12/2016 4:32:44 PM
A pioneering solar project is delivering hope to doctors, midwives and mothers-to-be all over the world. To hear Laura Stachel ... "Eleven percent of worldwide deaths were happening in that one country." She went to a hospital which she had been horrified ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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 and has slipped in the last few decades.
How selfie-related deaths happen
CNN - 2/11/2016 12:44:51 PM
It pops up in the news from time to time: the death-by-selfie ... India's higher-than-average drowning rate has a huge role to play, and one that's garnered government attention, to the point where the country has declared 16 no-selfie zones.
Guns, drugs and car crashes leading causes of death among those under 44 in US
Examiner - 2/10/2016 8:42:39 AM
While most people associate cancer with being the number 1 cause of death in America, a new report by the CDC in conjunction with the World ... men with a rate of 18.4 per 100,000 in the US as opposed to 1 per 100,000 in the other countries, while drug ...
Preventable Injury Deaths Shorten Life Expectancy
News Max - 2/10/2016 8:28:20 AM
... from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database to calculate death rates by age, sex and cause for the U.S. and 12 high-income countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the ...
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 ...
Drugs, bullets, cars cited in mortality gap
Arkansas Online - 2/10/2016 4:03:29 AM
Fenelon examined what would happen if men around the world ... than in other countries -- by a full year -- erasing about half of the disadvantage that American men face. "The really surprising thing isn't that the U.S. has higher death rates from these ...
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.
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 ...
Will Pro-Life Lawmakers Support A New Bill To Prevent Infant Deaths?
Think Progress - 2/12/2016 10:27:40 AM
“Infant mortality rates are similar to that of a third-world country for black women in America,” said Moore, who’s seen this clearly reflected in her Milwaukee district, where a black infant is three times more likely to die before its first ...
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. When W.H.O ...
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 ...
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 ...
How India tackles adverse drug reactions – by ignoring data
The Morung Express - 2/12/2016 3:28:18 PM
In the developed world, adverse reactions are believed to be the fourth-leading cause of death. Within India ... the average ADR reporting rate for high-income countries, and clearly disproportionate to the country’s population and medicine consumption.