Death rate is the measure of the number of deaths in a certain population. The death rate is not related to the cause of the death; just the number i.e. it is a quantitative measure. It is a count of number of deaths which are scaled to the size of the respective population, per unit of time.
Death rate which is also known as mortality rate is typically expressed in the units/ count of deaths per 100 of the individuals per tear. For example a mortality rate of 8.7 per 1000 implies 8.7 deaths per year in that population of 1000 individuals, or it can be stated as 0.87% of that total.
The mortality rate for each country differs because of a number of factors. The causes of a higher death rate include life threatening diseases, malnutrition, unavailability of clean drinking water, lack of proper medical facilities etc. to list just a few. The top 10 countries with the highest death rates include Republic of Angola, Republic of Afghanistan,
Republic of South Africa, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria and so on. The Republic of Angola is at the top of the list with the death rate being recorded at 23.4 per 1000 and the Central African Republic stands at the bottom of top 10 lists with death rate of 15.01 per 1000.