Death rates - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Death rates Correction: US Births & Deaths story NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year's birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of child-bearing age was 62. A corrected version of the story is below:... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:33:00Z Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World Health Organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. In fact, WHO wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030. A corrected version of the story is below: 3 African countries chosen t... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:58:00 GMT 2017-04-26T11:58:00Z Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline BEIJING (AP) — China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply over the past decade, human rights activists said Tuesday. Amnesty International reported 1,032 state-sponsored executions worldwide in 2016, excluding China, where the true numb... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:27:00 GMT 2017-04-11T04:27:00Z More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide. But by 2035, Muslims are projected to experience the higher birth rate, putting the world's two largest religions on track to have a near equal share of the global population by 2060, according to a demographic analysis released Wednesday. With 2.3 b... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:53:00 GMT 2017-04-05T18:53:00Z Death rates up for middle age whites with little education WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:14:00Z Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate? CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found. In parts of the country that are relatively poor, and have higher rates of obesity and smoking, cancer death rates rose nearly 50 percent, while wealthi... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-01-24T17:28:00Z Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere CHICAGO (AP) — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs, a study suggests. In the years included in the study, the Melanoma Foundation of New England became more active with programs to prevent skin cancer, the researchers noted. T... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:44:00 GMT 2016-12-28T16:44:00Z A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. Heroin deaths rose 23 percent in one year, to 12,989, slightly higher than the number of gun homicid... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:02:00 GMT 2016-12-09T00:02:00Z US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. But ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:41:00 GMT 2016-12-08T23:41:00Z