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
Italian government sounds alarm over ‘apocalyptic’ drop in birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2016 1:21:56 AM
ROME, May 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Italy’s government is sounding the alarm about the country’s “apocalyptic” birth rate decline ... according to the World Bank. But are child payments the answer? Virginia Coda Nunziante, president of the ...
Italy’s ‘apocalyptic’ birth rate decline
theglobalherald.com - 5/17/2016 9:25:06 AM
17.05.16: Papers across the world focus on international efforts to counter the Islamic State Group in Libya, Italy’s attempts to stop an “apocalyptic” decline in the country’s birth rate and Iran’s new crackdown on social media.
This Language Will Dominate the World in 2015; No, It’s Not Mandarin
The Inquisitr - 5/27/2016 11:53:43 PM
Because of France’s birth rate, there will be more people who ... So far, French is the official language of 29 countries. It is also being taught to different nations all over the world. Additionally, there are just linguistic enthusiasts who are ...
Abortion ‘murder’, no Muslims should engage in birth control: Turkish President
India TV - 5/31/2016 8:04:04 AM
Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that no Muslim family should adopt birth control measures, stressing that his country's population will ... which has expanded at a rate of around 1.3% in the past few years. "I am saying this clearly ...
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: no Muslim family can accept birth control
The Guardian - 5/30/2016 4:47:49 PM
which has expanded at a rate of around 1.3% in the past few years. “I will say it clearly … We need to increase the number of our descendants,” he said in a speech in Istanbul. “People talk about birth control, about family planning. No Muslim ...
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 ...
Preterm birth linked to traffic jams in new study
worldtechtoday.com - 5/25/2016 4:17:57 PM
Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn illness and death. The U.S. has a much higher rate of preterm births than other countries, at about 10 to 12 percent of all deliveries. “It is very unique in the U.S. that preterm birth rates are so high ...
Israel has 8th highest life expectancy in the world
YNET News - 5/19/2016 6:55:24 PM
In 2015, the average world wide life expectancy at birth was 71. The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, with an overall average lifespan of 86.8 years. Meanwhile, Switzerland has the highest male life expectancy rate at 81.3 years.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth control
BBC - 5/30/2016 8:01:05 PM
In a speech broadcast live on TV, he said "no Muslim family" should consider birth control or family planning ... The Turkish Statistical Institute says that the country's fertility rate was 2.14 children per woman in 2015, which is just above the ...
Which is the world's fastest-growing major religion?
weforum.org - 5/20/2016 9:43:01 AM
In fact, most of the world's major religious groups are expected to rise ... Religions with many followers in developing countries – where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates have in general been falling – are likely to grow quickly.
What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control
Vox - 5/20/2016 3:40:56 PM
Numerous countries, in the developed and developing world, are working to increase women's access ... The US has a very high adoption rate of birth control — 99 percent of women who have ever had sexual intercourse used at least one contraceptive method ...
Low Birth Rates, Aging Population Could Make South Korea World's Oldest Country By 2045
Tech Times - 2/3/2016 8:15:10 AM
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 ...
Nine innovations to improve early brain development in the developing world -- helping kids thrive
Eurek Alert - 5/19/2016 9:04:14 PM
with relevance to other low- and middle-income countries with high low birth weight infant mortality rates. Earlier in May, the World Bank announced that a US$2 million contribution to the Development Impact Bond has been approved as part of the Global ...
Maternal And Neonatal Deaths Can Be Reduced Through Training Skilled Birth Attendance
gurtong.net - 5/30/2016 7:00:50 AM
JUBA, 28 May 2016 [Gurtong] - According to the National Household Survey, 2006, the only data available in the country, South Sudan has the worst maternal mortality ratio in the world ... skilled birth attendants and the caesarean section rate is less ...
Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years
You Don't Know Football - 5/19/2016 11:20:15 PM
The report covered data gathered from 194 countries on a range of issues, including mortality rate ... birth (in light blue) and lost healthy years (dark blue) by region. There was a five year increase in the average between 2000 and 2015. A new World ...