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Death rate, per 1000 people, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 8.67 deaths per 1000 people. The highest value was in Lesotho: 14.19 deaths per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Uganda: 5.88 deaths per 1000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Death rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Lesotho 14.19 1 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 13.08 2 1960 - 2021
Chad 12.5 3 1960 - 2021
Somalia 11.6 4 1960 - 2021
South Africa 11.43 5 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 11.39 6 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 11.36 7 1960 - 2021
Namibia 10.71 8 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 10.5 9 1960 - 2021
Guinea 9.99 10 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 9.7 11 1960 - 2021
Botswana 9.46 12 1960 - 2021
Benin 9.43 13 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 9.3 14 1971 - 2021
Mali 9.27 15 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 9.11 16 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 9.06 17 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 9.04 18 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 9 19 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 8.96 20 1960 - 2021
Liberia 8.84 21 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 8.79 22 1960 - 2021
Comoros 8.72 23 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 8.72 24 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 8.58 25 1960 - 2021
Togo 8.17 26 1960 - 2021
Niger 8.14 27 1960 - 2021
Kenya 8.06 28 1960 - 2021
Angola 8.01 29 1960 - 2021
Ghana 7.63 30 1960 - 2021
Gambia 7.54 31 1960 - 2021
Burundi 7.47 32 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 7.44 33 1960 - 2021
Gabon 7.26 34 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 7.1 35 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 7.06 36 1960 - 2021
Malawi 6.98 37 1960 - 2021
Zambia 6.97 38 1960 - 2021
Sudan 6.8 39 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 6.78 40 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 6.73 41 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 6.39 42 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 6.28 43 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 6.22 44 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 6.03 45 1960 - 2021
Senegal 5.92 46 1960 - 2021
Uganda 5.88 47 1960 - 2021



Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
14.19
13.08
12.50
11.60
11.43
11.39
11.36
10.71
10.50
9.99
9.70
9.46
9.43
9.30
9.27
9.11
9.06
9.04
9.00
8.96
8.84
8.79
8.72
8.72
8.58
8.17
8.14
8.06
8.01
7.63
7.54
7.47
7.44
7.26
7.10
7.06
6.98
6.97
6.80
6.78
6.73
6.39
6.28
6.22
6.03
5.92
5.88
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3.5
7.1
10.6
14.19
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