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.

Country
Death rate(deaths/1,000 population)
 
Afghanistan 19.56 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Albania 5.44 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Algeria 4.62 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
American Samoa 4.13 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Andorra 5.59 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Angola 24.44 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Anguilla 4.39 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Antigua and Barbuda 6.14 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Argentina 7.43 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Armenia 8.34 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Aruba 7.65 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Australia 6.68 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Austria 9.91 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Azerbaijan 8.32 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bahamas, The 9.22 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bahrain 4.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bangladesh 8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Barbados 8.58 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Belarus 13.92 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Belgium 10.38 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Belize 5.77 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Benin 9.69 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bermuda 7.98 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bhutan 7.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bolivia 7.35 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Botswana 14.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Brazil 6.35 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
British Virgin Islands 4.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Brunei 3.28 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Bulgaria 14.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Burkina Faso 13.59 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Burma 9.23 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Burundi 12.91 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cambodia 8.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cameroon 12.41 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Canada 7.61 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cape Verde 6.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cayman Islands 4.83 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Central African Republic 18.04 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Chad 16.39 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Chile 5.77 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
China 7.03 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Christmas Island NA
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
 
Colombia 5.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Comoros 7.76 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 11.88 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Congo, Republic of the 12.28 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cook Islands NA
 
Costa Rica 4.31 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cote d'Ivoire 11.17 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Croatia 11.66 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cuba 7.19 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Cyprus 7.76 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Czech Republic 10.69 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Denmark 10.25 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Djibouti 19.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Dominica 8.32 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Dominican Republic 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Ecuador 4.21 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Egypt 5.09 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
El Salvador 5.53 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Equatorial Guinea 9.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Eritrea 8.63 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Estonia 13.35 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Ethiopia 11.83 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
European Union 10.28 deaths/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA (2008 est.)
 
Faroe Islands 8.67 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Fiji 5.66 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Finland 10 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
France 8.48 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
French Polynesia 4.67 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Gabon 12.59 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Gambia, The 11.74 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Gaza Strip 3.53 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Georgia 9.51 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Germany 10.8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Ghana 9.39 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Gibraltar 9.46 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Greece 10.42 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Greenland 8.23 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Grenada 6.31 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guam 4.65 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guatemala 5.19 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guernsey 10.09 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guinea 11.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guinea-Bissau 16.05 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Guyana 8.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Haiti 10.15 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Honduras 5.36 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Hong Kong 6.6 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Hungary 12.99 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Iceland 6.81 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
India 6.4 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Indonesia 6.24 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Iran 5.69 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Iraq 5.14 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Ireland 7.77 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Isle of Man 11.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Israel 5.41 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Italy 10.61 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Jamaica 6.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Japan 9.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Jersey 9.36 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Jordan 2.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Kazakhstan 9.39 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Kenya 10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Kiribati 7.97 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Korea, North 7.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Korea, South 5.73 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Kuwait 2.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Kyrgyzstan 6.97 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Laos 11.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Latvia 13.63 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Lebanon 6.06 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Lesotho 22.33 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Liberia 21.45 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Libya 3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Liechtenstein 7.42 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Lithuania 11.12 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Luxembourg 8.43 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Macau 3.43 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Macedonia 8.81 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Madagascar 8.32 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Malawi 17.89 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Malaysia 5.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Maldives 3.66 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mali 16.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Malta 8.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Marshall Islands 4.57 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mauritania 11.61 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mauritius 6.55 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mayotte 7.36 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mexico 4.78 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Micronesia, Federated States of 4.53 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Moldova 10.8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Monaco 12.96 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mongolia 6.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Montenegro 8.51 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Montserrat 8.86 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Morocco 5.49 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Mozambique 20.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Namibia 14.07 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Nauru 6.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Nepal 8.97 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Netherlands 8.71 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Netherlands Antilles 6.43 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
New Caledonia 5.64 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
New Zealand 7 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Nicaragua 4.33 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Niger 20.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Nigeria 16.88 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Niue NA
 
Norfolk Island NA
 
Northern Mariana Islands 2.31 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Norway 9.33 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Oman 3.68 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Pakistan 7.85 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Palau 6.73 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Panama 4.71 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Papua New Guinea 6.96 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Paraguay 4.49 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Peru 6.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Philippines 5.15 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Pitcairn Islands NA
 
Poland 9.99 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Portugal 10.62 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Puerto Rico 7.88 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Qatar 2.47 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Romania 11.84 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Russia 16.06 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Rwanda 14.46 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saint Helena 6.58 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.19 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saint Lucia 6.71 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6.81 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.96 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Samoa 5.84 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
San Marino 8.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Sao Tome and Principe 5.98 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Saudi Arabia 2.49 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Senegal 10.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Serbia 13.86 deaths/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Seychelles 6.21 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Sierra Leone 22.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Singapore 4.53 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Slovakia 9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Slovenia 10.51 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Solomon Islands 3.81 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Somalia 15.89 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
South Africa 16.94 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Spain 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Sri Lanka 6.07 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Sudan 13.64 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Suriname 5.51 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Svalbard NA
 
Swaziland 30.7 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Sweden 10.24 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Switzerland 8.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Syria 4.68 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Taiwan 6.65 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Tajikistan 6.94 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Tanzania 12.92 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Thailand 7.17 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Timor-Leste 6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Togo 9.48 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Tokelau NA
 
Tonga 5.12 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Trinidad and Tobago 7.99 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Tunisia 5.17 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Turkey 6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Turkmenistan 6.11 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 4.16 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Tuvalu 6.98 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Uganda 12.32 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Ukraine 15.93 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
United Arab Emirates 2.13 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
United Kingdom 10.05 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
United States 8.27 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Uruguay 9.12 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Uzbekistan 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Vanuatu 7.61 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Venezuela 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Vietnam 6.18 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Virgin Islands 6.55 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Wallis and Futuna NA
 
West Bank 3.7 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Western Sahara 11.74 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
World 8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Yemen 7.83 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Zambia 21.35 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
 
Zimbabwe 17.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

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• Note: Information for the US and US dependencies was complied from material in the public domain and does not represent Solidary Foundation estimates.

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