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, 2012See also: Birth rate map
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
both nearly the lowest such rates world-wide. Swedes also live longer than most people, with a life expectancy at birth of roughly 80 years. Compared with other healthy countries, however, Sweden’s 2013 unemployment rate of 8.1% was relatively high.
Nepal earthquake: Why was the country hit by huge tremor that has left more than 2,000 dead
Mirror - 4/26/2015 11:09:08 PM
The cause is the India tectonic plate, which experts say is moving north at the rate of 5cm a year into central Asia. The shifting of the Indian and Eurasian plates deep underground gave birth to the ... the rural parts of the country stood no chance.
‘Show respect to superior woman who actually had what it took to get the job done’: Mothers who gave birth by C-section shamed in vile social media campaign
Daily Mail - 4/25/2015 12:23:06 AM
The vile image is believed to come from a firebrand American religious group called The Disciples of the New Dawn, who are based in Kentucky in the south off the country ... The world renowned gynaecologist says a drive to reduce the rates of C-sections ...
When women are thriving, the world will prosper too
Gulf News - 4/24/2015 11:54:28 PM
The contributions and dynamic engagement of Japanese women around the world provide ample proof of this concept. In Cambodia, the midwifery skills taught by Japanese women have helped to halve the country’s infant mortality rate. In Panama, Japanese ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
The replacement rate—the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the ...
Climate Change: The Single Greatest Misinformation Campaign in World History
CNS News - 4/24/2015 11:15:41 AM
4) There is no Malthusian nightmare of overpopulation. Birth rates have fallen by about one-half around the world over the last 50 years. Developed countries are having too few kids, not too many. Even with a population of 7.3 billion people, average ...
World Breast Pumps Industry
The Street - 4/20/2015 8:38:46 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... for BreastPumps Market II-17Declining Birth Rates in Few Countries: A Key Cause for Concern II-17Table 6 ...
A better birth experience for moms and their babies born by caesarean
The Star - 4/23/2015 11:55:39 PM
After Priya’s birth, Connors tried ... has been slower than other countries to adopt the skin-to-skin method can largely be explained by differences in primary obstetric care, says Barrett. “In the rest of the world, the midwifery and the medical ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s chronically ... the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ...
World Malaria Day: Govt in fresh drive against killer disease
Rwanda New Times - 4/26/2015 9:57:33 PM
Last Saturday, April 25 was World Malaria Day ... per cent while the mortality rate is at 4 per cent. Last year, the country met the MDG 5 of reducing the number of women who die during pregnancy, or shortly after giving birth, by three-quarters, beating ...
World Bank approves $500m for Nigeria’s maternal health
Punch - 4/26/2015 10:54:49 PM
The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors ... key services such as vaccination coverage among young children, rates of contraceptive use, Vitamin A supplementation, skilled birth attendance, HIV counselling and testing among women attending ...
Africa: The world’s new powerhouse
The Jakarta Post - 4/26/2015 12:14:45 AM
The just concluded 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference featured more than 100 countries that were retracing the ... More better-educated young people are entering the job market and birth rates are beginning to decline. As the proportion ...
Inside the World of the New Royal Baby
Daily Beast - 4/24/2015 5:10:37 AM
Public Appearances: Kate stayed in the hospital just one night after Prince George was born, but she may well opt to stay a second night after the birth at the Lindo wing this time. The first public appearance of the child will, at any rate, be on the ...
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in ... "suicide belt," in a country that the World Health Organization says in a new report has the highest rate of suicide in ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.