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
Birth Rates and the Environment
New York Times - 4/11/2014 9:32:47 AM
Teitelbaum and Jay M. Winter: The authors make a compelling case against the trend in some countries to encourage higher birth rates. But they fail to mention the environmental impact. With the world’s population already topping 7 billion, and rising ...
Iran to ban vasectomies and impose new punishments for doctors offering contraception in attempt to increase birth rate
Daily Mail - 4/15/2014 9:23:52 PM
Vasectomies could be banned in Iran as abortion rules in the country are tightened to help ... census figures show the population's growth rate reached 3.9 percent — among the highest in the world at the time and in line with Persian traditions that ...
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 ...
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The village has ...
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Several northern European countries had preterm birth rates around 5%, whereas Malawi's preterm birth ... Additional funding was received from March of Dimes, the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the ...
Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate
The Huffington Post - 4/16/2014 4:29:12 PM
The reasons why are varied and contentious — including, but by no means limited to, hospital policies about how birth should ... clear "ideal" rate, the United States has set a goal of lowering its rate by 10 percent by 2020, while the World Health ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
The Middle East and North Africa suffer the world’s highest ... we're not looking at rates of clinical depression, exactly, so much as the rate at which people are diagnosed with clinical depression. People who live in countries with greater awareness ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
... health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual statistics report highlights how efforts to meet the ...
Africa's Birth Rate Key Factor in 2100 Global Population
Live Science - 10/27/2011 10:01:37 PM
But the birth rate concerns some, because many of the births may ... it's unclear whether the growth will truly prove to be a negative for the world's poorest countries. "We cannot say if this is a problem or not," Heilig said. "If you have a functioning ...
Birth Rate Plunges, Projected To Reach Lowest Level In Decades
The Huffington Post - 7/26/2012 7:01:01 PM
Some developing countries with high poverty tend to have some of the highest birth rates in the world, due in part to poor access to education and birth control for women. But birth rates tend to fall in industrialized countries when the job market is weak.
World Health Statistics 2013
ReliefWeb - 5/15/2013 11:11:51 AM
In 1990, countries with the highest rates of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth ... and one million of them die. Preterm birth is the world’s leading killer of newborn babies and the second most important cause of death (after pneumonia) in all ...
Teenage Birth Rate Reached Record Low in 2012
US News and World Report - 9/5/2013 11:59:47 PM
Since 2011, the birth rate for teenagers between 15 and 19 declined by 6 percent, and the number of births to teenagers dropped to a historic low of 305,420 – that's the lowest since the end of World War ... other industrialized countries, Albert says.