• Trends in national mortality rates •  

Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

Population of the world and continental regions,

young adults (aged 15-34 years): 1950-2010

Graph showing population of young adults in world and continents

Notes: Of the world's 2.17 billion young adults in 2005, 1.35 billion lived in Asia, 320 million in Africa, 210 million in Europe, 190 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, 90 million in Northern America, and 10 million in Oceania.

Source of data: United Nations Population Division, "World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision".

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death