The enlarging gap in teenager mortality between the developed and developing world is down to industrial accidents, violence and sicknes, a brand-new analysis shows
Violence, preventable illness and traffic accidents are to blame for a widening of the teenager fatality chink between the developed and developing world, according to a brand-new Guardian analysis of the most recent World Health Organisation( WHO) data.
The most dangerous country in the world to be a young person( defined as aged between 15 and 29) is Sierra Leone, with one youth in every 150 there estimated to have died in 2015. Its teenager mortality rates per 100,000( 671) is virtually 100 people higher than the next country on the listing, war-torn Syria( 579 ).
Cyprus is the safest of the 184 countries analysed, with a mortality rate of virtually one in every 4,762 youths, while Denmark, the fifth safest, halved its number of young fatalities between 2000 and 2015. The United Kingdom( one in every 3,030 young people) is ranked just outside the top 10 safest countries, behind Israel.
The analysis finds that young people in the United States are six meters as likely to be murdered as their British equivalents. They are also more than three times as likely to be killed in a car disintegrate, and twice as likely to commit suicide or overdose on doses. Self-harm is the most common cause of death for young person in the UK.
Liberal drug policies in the Netherlands may be responsible for a proportion of drug-related demises almost exactly ten times lower than in the US.
Globally, the mortality rate for young people declined 21% between 2000 and 2015, with HIV-related deaths in particular falling greatly. Yet the gap between developing and developed countries has enlarged in that interval, from 2.2 up to 2.4 times higher.
The explanation is that, while boy mortality rates are falling fastest in “the worlds” most and less developed countries, the worsen is greatly slower in mid-tier countries such as Brazil and Venezuela, as defined by the Human Development Index.
Syria is the only non-African country to feature among the 25 countries experiencing the highest teenager mortality rates. Despite that, considerably more young people croaked as a result of violence in Brazil in 2015 than in Syria.
In Nigeria, the fourth worst-performing country, approximately 235,000 youths are estimated to have died in 2015. In absolute terms, this is only the second highest number of young deaths in the world after India, whose person is seven times greater.