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
The entire world could realistically quit smoking if governments followed these 6 solutions
The Business Insider - 8/4/2015 10:54:56 AM
A new study published in the journal Addiction suggests countries have no excuse for not helping their citizens quit smoking. With tobacco still the leading cause of preventable death worldwide ... found to raise quitting rates by 2 percentage points.
Amnesty reports on killings by Rio police
WSBT 22 - 8/4/2015 7:08:51 PM
More than 1,500 deaths occurred ... designed to impress the world and on the other, a city marked by repressive police interventions that are decimating a significant part of a generation of young, black and poor men. The country's "very real drug and ...
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.
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
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
UN Hails the Commuting of Death Sentences in Zambia
DIPLOMATIC COURIER - 8/4/2015 7:27:20 AM
“This decision is in line with the trend in Africa—as in the rest of the world—to move away ... to fight the rising crime rates in the country, and recently proposed that the number of offenses punishable by death be expanded. Many nations that ...
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 ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... a total of 15 death sentences were recorded in four countries- Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Barbados and the Bahamas. Otherwise the regions were death penalty-free in 2013.
RBI likely to cut rate by 0.25% tomorrow: Moody's Analytics
gosporttimes.com - 8/4/2015 7:55:58 AM
New Delhi, Aug 3, 2015, (PTI): Research firm Moody's Analytics today said the Reserve Bank is likely to cut the benchmark rate by 0.25 per cent in its ... trade bloc that would make up 40 percent of the world’s economy. 04 August 2015 Pound Sterling ...
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 ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
U.S. has highest maternal death rate among developed countries
Modern Healthcare - 5/6/2015 6:32:25 PM
... a reduction in the mortality rate for that age group to 46 deaths per 1,000 lives births in 2013 from 90 in 1996. Norway finished first in Save the Children's overall ranking, and all of the top 10 countries were European except one: Australia at No. 9.
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:28:32 PM
The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries ... governance scores were related to greater convergence in mortality rates among the three wealth groups.
Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital
NPR News - 8/2/2015 3:22:10 PM
But this death is different ... Mexico is ranked 148 out of 180 countries in the 2015 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders — below Honduras, Myanmar, and Venezuela. "This year's rate of journalist killings is raising ...