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Crude Death Rate

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As we saw on page one, the Crude Death Rate measures the rate of deaths for every one thousand people in a given population, such as a country.

Crude Death Rates of below ten are considered low while Crude Death Rates above twenty per 1000 are considered high. Crude Death Rates in 2005 ranged from 2.42 in Kuwait to 29.36 per 1000 in Botswana. Many African countries have very high Crude Death Rates.

The global Crude Death Rate in 2005 was 8.78 and in the United States the rate was 8.25 per 1000.

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