The ten countries with the highest mortality rates in the world are: Latvia (14.669) Lesotho (14.144) Lithuania (13.737) Serbia (13.194) Croatia (13.17) Romania (13.099) Georgia (12.816) Russia (12.785)
Data from the National Vital Statistics System Life expectancy for the U.S. population in 2019 was 78.8 years, an increase of 0.1 year from 2018. The age-adjusted death rate decreased by 1.2% from 723.6 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2018 to 715.2 in 2019 .
about 18.3 deaths per 1,000 live births
The world’s biggest killer is ischaemic heart disease , responsible for 16% of the world’s total deaths. Since 2000, the largest increase in deaths has been for this disease , rising by more than 2 million to 8.9 million deaths in 2019.
Data from the National Vital Statistics System The age-adjusted death rate decreased by 1.1% from 731.9 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2017 to 723.6 in 2018. The 10 leading causes of death in 2018 remained the same as in 2017.
CDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season.
While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010.
However, it is interesting to know that complete population level mortality data for the period 2008 to 2010 had shown relatively similar estimates: median age at death is 81 years and most common age at death is 85 years .
The estimated average number of potentially preventable deaths for the five leading causes of death in persons aged <80 years were 91,757 for diseases of the heart, 84,443 for cancer, 28,831 for chronic lower respiratory diseases, 16,973 for cerebrovascular diseases (stroke), and 36,836 for unintentional injuries (
NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Chart and table of the World death rate from 1950 to 2021. World Death Rate 1950-2021.
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