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Death Rate By Country

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Mortality Around the World

Understanding the mortality rate by country offers crucial insights into the health status, quality of life, and social and economic conditions widely prevalent. The death rate, commonly expressed as the number of deaths per 100,000 individuals per year, is a vital index that assists decision-makers in developing effective health policies and interventions. 

A comprehensive analysis of global death rates reveals vast disparities between countries, often driven by differences in wealth, access to healthcare, lifestyle factors, and the impact of health crises such as pandemics.

Key findings from the data include:

  • The highest death rates in 2022 were predominantly observed in Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria leading with a death rate of 1,791 per 100,000, closely followed by Ukraine (1,586 per 100k) and Latvia (1,432 per 100k).
  • At the opposite end of the spectrum, Middle Eastern countries demonstrated impressively low death rates, such as Qatar with only 154 per 100,000, followed by Kuwait (226 per 100k) and Jordan (277 per 100k).
  • The United States showed a middle-of-the-road performance with a death rate of 898 per 100,000.
  • Among African countries, Lesotho featured the highest death rate of 1,555 per 100,000 while Angola appeared safer, recording a rate of 614 per 100,000. 
  • Interestingly, the Pacific Island nations displayed considerable variation in death rates, with Niue at 1,192 per 100,000 and Micronesia at a lower 524 per 100,000. 

This data presents the global span of death rates, urging us to consider the complex interplay of society, healthcare, and policy that result in such varying numbers. Understanding and addressing these intrinsic factors are essential in our global pursuit of better health and longevity.

Countries With Highest Death Rate

The ten countries with the highest death rates are Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lesotho, Latvia, Monaco, Lithuania, Romania, Georgia, Serbia, and Hungary. Bulgaria leads the list reporting an alarming death rate of 1,791 per 100,000 population. Ukraine closely follows with a death rate of 1,586 per 100,000 population. Lesotho, with a death rate of 1,555 per 100,000, holds the third position. 

Latvia has the fourth highest death rate with 1,432 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Monaco which has a death rate of 1,394 per 100,000 population. Lithuania isn't far behind and records a death rate of 1,378 per 100,000 population. Romania and Georgia's high death rates are cause for concern as well, with death rates amounting to 1,366 and 1,348 per 100,000 population, respectively. Serbia with 1,345 and Hungary with 1,332 deaths per 100,000 population round off this list of ten countries with the highest death rates. 

10 Countries with the Highest Death Rates per 100k people:

  1. Bulgaria - 1,791 
  2. Ukraine - 1,586 
  3. Lesotho - 1,555 
  4. Latvia - 1,432 
  5. Monaco - 1,394 
  6. Lithuania - 1,378 
  7. Romania - 1,366 
  8. Georgia - 1,348
  9. Serbia - 1,345 
  10. Hungary - 1,332

Countries With Lowest Death Rate

The ten countries with the lowest reported death rates are Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Qatar reports the lowest death rate, with approximately 154 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Kuwait falls right behind Qatar with a substantially low death rate of 226 per 100,000 individuals.

Oman reports a similarly low death rate of just 270 per 100,000 individuals. This is closely followed by Jordan which records an average death rate of 277 per 100,000 individuals. Bahrain, on the other hand, has a death rate of 296 per 100,000 individuals, while Maldives reports a rate of 301 out of 100,000.

Additionally, the United Arab Emirates has a death rate of 315 per 100,000 and Palestine sees around 335 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Saudi Arabia posts a relatively low death rate of 360 per 100,000 individuals as well. Finally, although Singapore's death rate of 410 per 100,000 individuals is higher than the other countries listed, it is still among the lowest globally.

10 Countries with Lowest Death Rates:

  1. Qatar - 154 Death Rate (per 100k)
  2. Kuwait - 226 Death Rate (per 100k)
  3. Oman - 270 Death Rate (per 100k)
  4. Jordan - 277 Death Rate (per 100k)
  5. Bahrain - 296 Death Rate (per 100k)
  6. Maldives - 301 Death Rate (per 100k)
  7. United Arab Emirates - 315 Death Rate (per 100k)
  8. Palestine - 335 Death Rate (per 100k)
  9. Saudi Arabia - 360 Death Rate (per 100k)
  10. Singapore - 410 Death Rate (per 100k)

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