Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Japan and its birth rate: the beginning of the end or just a new beginning?
Japan Times - 2/11/2016 4:16:37 AM
According to the World DataBank, in 2013 (the latest year ... living longer than almost anywhere else on the planet and birth rates drop as well. Japan is not unique. Other high-income countries also have TFRs lower than the global average and below ...
Low Birth Rates, Aging Population Could Make South Korea World's Oldest Country By 2045
Tech Times - 2/3/2016 2:48:52 PM
Japan is not the only nation in Asia suffering from a low population of newborn babies. Because of low birth rates and a rapidly aging population, South Korea may inevitably become the world's oldest country in 30 years. What's more, unless the population ...
Pope recalls angering German Chancellor Merkel by calling Europe 'barren'
dw.com - 2/9/2016 9:05:19 AM
Germany has one of the world's lowest birth rates, as fertility rates decline ... have witnessed similar declines over the years - although both countries remain far closer to a fertility rate of 2, the approximate "break even" point.
Why Mothers in Rich Countries Are Having More Twins
The Atlantic - 2/8/2016 11:54:08 PM
This is likely because, in response to the high multiple-birth rates that come along with ... trends catches on in developing countries, there may be some doubly sleepless nights in store for parents around the world. Especially in Benin.
UN tells Latin American countries hit by Zika to allow women access to abortion
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
This is currently very limited in Latin America due to strict controls on birth control and abortion, which range widely from country to country. On one extreme is El Salvador – which has one of the highest rates of ... around the world: from bans ...
World's first robot farm in Japan to automate everything but planting seeds
Examiner - 2/3/2016 2:10:06 AM
Japan is getting older, and the country's low birth rate is struggling to fill the labor gap left by its aging population. Several companies are using novel approaches to deal with labor shortages such as a “robot farm” where most of the work that goes ...
Recovery in Japan’s birth rate is a quirk: Demographers
Today - 2/4/2016 8:59:55 PM
TOKYO — A recovery in Japan’s birth rate under way since 2005 is a statistical quirk that does not reflect a fundamental increase in childbearing, the country’s top demographers have warned. Although Japan’s total fertility rate is up from a trough ...
Rate of Zika-Related Birth Defects in Brazil Uncertain
Wall Street Journal - 2/4/2016 6:36:45 PM
SÃO PAULO—The number of Brazilian newborns with a rare birth disorder the World Health Organization suspects is linked ... it is hard to gauge the virus’s role in current rates of the birth defect. “There is a strong suspicion of a link between ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/2/2016 8:12:11 PM
“Our preterm birth rate is among the highest among the developed ... which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question of how “public policies toward poverty, pregnancy, delivery ...
Injury deaths and life-expectancy gap between US and other high-income countries
Eurek Alert - 2/9/2016 4:14:49 PM
The United States experiences lower life expectancy at birth than many other high-income countries. Although research has ... the researchers used data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database ...
Twin births almost double in rich countries: study
Capital FM - 2/10/2016 5:07:55 AM
Twin births have almost doubled in developed countries in four decades ... In 1970, only 1.7 out of 1,000 women between the ages of 35-39 years gave birth to their first child. By 2012, the rate had gone up to 11 out of 1,000. Measures to stem the rise ...
While the world improves its record, here's why India has world’s most stillborn babies
Firstpost - 2/5/2016 11:33:14 AM
Like Ambika, most women of the tribe give birth at home. Their dead-at-birth babies ... life at or after 28 weeks’ gestation”, according to the World Health Organisation. Worldwide, the rate of stillbirths decreased to 18.4 per 1,000 births in 2015 ...
STOPPING ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION IS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL FOR WESTERN COUNTRIES
Liberty News Online - 2/10/2016 4:10:39 AM
In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions ... Europe’s Islamic population, boosted by higher birth rates and immigration, will nearly double, from 43 million people in ...
WHO concerned by report of sexual spread of Zika virus
Reuters - 2/3/2016 12:58:31 AM
The United Nations agency, which is leading international coordination on the outbreak, said on Tuesday the virus could spread to Africa and Asia, which have the world's highest birth rates ... "Now is the time for countries to prepare themselves to ...
Study: Breastfeeding Rate Needs Improvement Globally
Voice of America - 2/10/2016 1:11:41 AM
A study on breastfeeding has resulted in a call for greater investment and better programs to support the practice in both rich and poor countries ... Health at the World Health Organization, who co-led the study. He said breastfeeding rates during ...