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Old 05-08-2010, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After listening to show 1166, I just wanted to say:


Also take a look here, USA is #106, UAE is #227, Jordan is #222 and Saudi Arabia is #223. USA GOLD MEDAL!

There is nothing wrong with that country.

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Originally Posted by helllomoto View Post
Also take a look here, USA is #106, UAE is #227, Jordan is #222 and Saudi Arabia is #223. USA GOLD MEDAL!

There is nothing wrong with that country.
From your link:

DEFINITION: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.

Below are population pyramids for the countries you listed. Notice the difference between USA (slow growth) and the others as well as the similarities among the middle eastern countries (rapid growth). Here are the fertility rates as well (these coincide with the population pyramid, do you see how this works?).

Fertility Rate (births per woman):
USA - 2.1
UAE - 3.6
Saudi Arabia - 3.4
Jordan - 3.8

I'm not really going to argue in favor of any particular country, just thought I might try to inform/shine some light on what those numbers really mean (the crude death rates). Blindly posting numbers that are higher/lower without taking into account their derivation, definition, or meaning, really makes you look ignorant.

So, while our death rate may be higher, it's because we have a much larger aging population than the other countries you mentioned, which means we have a higher population of people ready to die.

EDIT - UAE's pyramid is quite interesting, they really had a boom 20-30 years ago, and quite a change since then. I wonder what happened, anyone fluent on UAE's recent history?





*Source - International Data Base Entry - U.S. Census Bureau

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Is this deaths reported?

Look at Iraq
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not the biggest fan of the US
Wrong podcast for you, then.
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