Death rate (deaths/1,000 population)

Sierra Leone23.2223.2320.0817.4115.1513.2513.0312.7612.4812.2211.9711.7311.4911.2611.0310.8110.5910.3710.169.969.77
Definition of Death rate: 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 December 1, 2020