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
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A major factor behind the high rate of preterm birth in the US is poverty ... 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.”
Kazakhstan among countries with highest road death rates
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2013 9:50:39 AM
ASTANA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Pulitzer Center has marked Kazakhstan as one of the worst countries for road deaths in an on-line interactive map published Monday. The independent American news media organization ranked countries based on 2013 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
diseases such as malaria and AIDS have crowded out depression as a top public health risk. It’s still a very big deal, in other words, but HIV is responsible for far more lost-healthy-years than depression. Social scientists and public health advocates ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death worldwide. In 2000, roughly 2,800 people died each day from road accidents, but in 2011 that ...
Skyrocketing energy prices increase Britain’s winter death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 12/10/2013 4:12:11 AM
She added that “those living in the coldest homes are three times more likely to die a preventable death than those living in warmers ones.” “The only sustainable solution to the scourge of fuel poverty and escalating energy prices is a ...
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 ...
Amnesty report condemns US death rates of women in childbirth
theguardian.com - 3/11/2010 11:53:08 PM
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the likelihood ... The damning report comes in a year of unprecedented international effort to reduce the death rate among mothers in developing countries, which will include a major conference called ...
Global trend to end death penalty is accelerating dramatically
GlobalPost - 12/10/2013 7:03:59 AM
REPORT: The U.S Has The Highest First-Day Infant Death Rate In The Industrialized World
Think Progress - 5/7/2013 4:36:18 PM
Each year, about one million infants around the world die on the same day they’re born. That figure includes about 11,300 U.S. babies — the highest first-day infant mortality rate of any other country in the industrialized world, according to a new ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
The United States has the highest rate of infant mortality of any of these comparison countries while Japan, the competitor with the longest life expectancy ... As with other health metrics, America's relative performance is declining.