List of sovereign states and dependent territories by death rate
This article includes two versions of the list of countries by crude death rate. Crude death rate refers to the number of deaths over a given period divided by the person-years lived by the population over that period. It is expressed as number of deaths per 1,000 population.
The first list is based on the United Nations Population Division's quinquennial estimates and projections. Figures are for 2005-2010 using the medium assumption. The average crude death rate for the entire world is estimated to be 8.6 deaths per 1,000 population.
The second list is based on CIA World Factbook estimates for year 2009. Dependent territories and not fully recognized states are not ranked.
The European Union is a supranational union composed of 27 member states. The death rate of the European Union is 9.6/1000, and would be ranked 53rd if it were included.