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
US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976
Medical Daily - 5/23/2013 10:58:11 PM
The report by the US National Center for Health Statistics found that from 1991 to 2001, the rate of births among teens aged 15 to 19 years old was cut in half from 62 births per 1,000 teens to 31 births per 1,000. In fact, just from 2007 to ...
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 6:33:20 PM
In the most recent period studied, birth rates for black teens declined 24 percent, while white teens showed a 20 percent drop. [See The New Pregnancy Nutrition Rules.] "There are still areas where teen births are high and that needs to be ...
Hispanic teen birth rate decreased dramatically
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2013 1:11:13 PM
The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged ...
US teen birth rate drops to record low
France 24 - 5/23/2013 5:25:55 AM
"the US teen birth rate remains one of the highest among Western countries." For a comparison, the teen pregnancy rate in Britain in 2009 was 25 per 1,000, while in 2008 in France it was 10.2, according to UN figures.
Teen Birth Rate in U.S. Declined to All-Time Low in 2011
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 10:33:44 AM
Teen birth rates dropped 25 percent in the U.S. in a five-year period to an all-time low in 2011, as pregnancy prevention measures paid off, according to a health agency report. Teen birth rates have dropped by almost half since 1991 ...
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
"From this point of view, the duration of a crisis may play an important role and, in some countries, the duration and the depth of the current recession are unprecedented." A birth rate of at least 2.1 children per woman is generally required to sustain ...
Russian birth rate increases by 5.6%
vestnikkavkaza.net - 5/24/2013 11:22:39 AM
Russian birth rate increased from 12.6 to 13.3 per thousand (by 5.6% ... one of the largest social networks in the country, by mistake, RIA Novosti cites Vladimir Pikov of the federal agency.Russia launched the automated registry of websites on November ...
Teen births drop by 27% in Rhode Island, mirroring US
WPRI - 5/23/2013 3:55:51 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island's teen birth rate has dropped by 27% over the last five years, with the largest decrease among non-Hispanic blacks, according to newly released government data. The significant decline in teen births in ...
What’s Behind The Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rates
Time - 5/24/2013 9:42:26 AM
Teen birth rates in the U.S., which have been declining for two decades, have reached a record low, with significant drops in almost every state. The report, from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that teen birth ...
More Women Using Modern Contraceptives in Developing World
Medscape News - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
Access to birth control for women in developing countries has improved during the last 10 years but still falls short of international development goals, according to a study published in the May 18 issue of the Lancet. The proportion of women with an ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
The state's birth rate has steadily fallen over the last 23 years ... Maine's population has the highest percentage of Baby Boomers in the country, 29.4 percent. “A few aspects of Maine’s demographic picture stand out: an older population with a ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate ... infant deaths among the country’s poorest. Over 400,000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth every year, the highest anywhere in the ...
Teen birth rates hit all-time low
3 WCAX.com - 5/23/2013 12:13:57 PM
A new study stays teen birth rates have hit an all-time low across the country. The authors of this study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention call it amazing. Some states saw as much as a 30 percent drop in teen birth rates. Vermont and New ...
Report Shows Teens Having Less Children Across The Country
minnesota.cbslocal.com - 5/23/2013 1:04:03 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The number of teenage girls having children has dropped dramatically both across the country and in Minnesota, according to new numbers released Thursday. A report shows the national teen birth rate has dropped 25 percent ...
Despite fears, Muslims growing only modestly in world and Canada
The Vancouver Sun - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
The non-partisan Pew Forum’s army of researchers, mostly academics from scores of countries, project that Muslims will, indeed, grow in relative size in the next two decades – expanding to 26.4 per cent of the world’s population by 2030, a modest ...