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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 Comparison to the World

CountryDEATH RATE(DEATHS/1,000 POPULATION)
Afghanistan 13.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Albania 6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Algeria 4.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
American Samoa 4.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Andorra 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Angola 11.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Anguilla 4.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Argentina 7.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Armenia 9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Aruba 8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Australia 7.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Austria 9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bahamas, The 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bahrain 2.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bangladesh 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Barbados 8.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belarus 13.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belgium 9.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belize 6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Benin 8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bermuda 8.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bhutan 6.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bolivia 6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Botswana 13.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Brazil 6.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Brunei 3.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bulgaria 14.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burkina Faso 11.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burma 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burundi 9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cabo Verde 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cambodia 7.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cameroon 9.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Canada 8.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cayman Islands 5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Central African Republic 13.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Chad 14 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Chile 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
China 7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Colombia 5.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Comoros 7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 9.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cook Islands 8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Costa Rica 4.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Croatia 12.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cuba 8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Curacao 8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cyprus 6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Czechia 10.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Denmark 10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Djibouti 7.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Dominica 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ecuador 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Egypt 4.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
El Salvador 5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Eritrea 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Estonia 12.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ethiopia 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
European Union 10.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 8.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Fiji 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Finland 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
France 9.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
French Polynesia 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gabon 13.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gambia, The 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gaza Strip 3.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Georgia 10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Germany 11.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ghana 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gibraltar 8.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Greece 11.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Greenland 8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Grenada 8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guam 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guatemala 4.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guernsey 8.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 14.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guinea 9.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guyana 7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Haiti 7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Honduras 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Hong Kong 7.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Hungary 12.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iceland 6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
India 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Indonesia 6.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iran 5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iraq 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ireland 6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Isle of Man 10.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Israel 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Italy 10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jamaica 6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Japan 9.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jersey 7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jordan 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan 8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kenya 6.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kiribati 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Korea, North 9.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Korea, South 5.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kuwait 2.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 6.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Laos 7.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Latvia 14.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lebanon 4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lesotho 14.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Liberia 9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Libya 3.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Liechtenstein 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lithuania 14.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Luxembourg 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Macau 4.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Macedonia 9.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Madagascar 6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malawi 8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malaysia 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Maldives 3.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mali 12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malta 9.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands 4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mauritania 8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mauritius 7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mexico 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Moldova 12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Monaco 9.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mongolia 6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Montenegro 9.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Montserrat 6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Morocco 4.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mozambique 11.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Namibia 8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nauru 5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nepal 5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Netherlands 8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
New Caledonia 5.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
New Zealand 7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nicaragua 5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nigeria 12.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Niger 12.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Norway 8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Oman 3.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Pakistan 6.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Palau 8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Panama 4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea 6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Paraguay 4.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Peru 6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Philippines 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Poland 10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Portugal 11.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Puerto Rico 8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Qatar 1.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Romania 11.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Russia 13.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Rwanda 8.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Lucia 7.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 9.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Samoa 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
San Marino 8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia 3.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Senegal 8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Serbia 13.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Seychelles 6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sierra Leone 10.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Singapore 3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sint Maarten 5 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 9.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Slovenia 11.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Somalia 13.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
South Africa 9.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
South Sudan 8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Spain 9.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sri Lanka 6.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sudan 7.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Suriname 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Swaziland 13.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sweden 9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Switzerland 8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Syria 4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Taiwan 7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tajikistan 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tanzania 7.8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Thailand 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste 6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Togo 7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tonga 4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 8.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tunisia 6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turkey 5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turkmenistan 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 3.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tuvalu 8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uganda 10.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ukraine 14.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United Kingdom 9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United States 8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uruguay 9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uzbekistan 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Vanuatu 4.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Venezuela 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Vietnam 5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Virgin Islands 8.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
West Bank 3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Western Sahara 8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
World 7.8 deaths/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 108 worldwide deaths per minute or 1.8 deaths every second (2016 est.)
Yemen 6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Zambia 12.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Zimbabwe 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)