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
CDC: Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped by 30 Percent
counselheal.com - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
According to NBC News, the teen birth rate dropped by 30 percent. That drop was most significant in the Hispanic community, where the birth rate dropped by 34 percent on average, and by over 40 percent in over 22 states. Among non-Hispanic Black ...
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 12:56:54 PM
Efforts to reduce teen births must continue, Albert said, or rates will surely go up again. To take the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz, go to the National Organization to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Alabama's teen birth rate drops 22 percent, but is still ranked among the highest nationally
Everything Alabama Blog - 5/23/2013 2:51:26 PM
In addition, the birth rate for Hispanic teenagers also declined greatly, dropping from 75 to 49 per 1,000. At about 22 births per 1,000, white teenagers still have the lowest birth rate nationally, but black teens did see a drop to 47 births per 1,000.
US teen birth rate drops to record low
France 24 - 5/23/2013 5:25:55 AM
AFP - US teen births have dropped to a record low, but the country still has one of the highest rates among developed nations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "The overall rate declined 25 percent from 41.5 per 1,000 ...
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 ...
Teen birth rates decline in most US states
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The teen birth rate per 1,000 by state in 2011, and ...
The U.S.’ Teen Birth Rate Continues To Plummet, But Remains Stubbornly Higher In The South
Think Progress - 5/23/2013 5:43:13 PM
Most U.S. states saw a dramatic drop in their teen birth rates between 2007 and 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control. The national rate of teen births declined by 25 percent, and some individual states saw their rates ...
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
carried out by Eurostat, a statistical body of the European Commission, investigated fertility trends in 31 European countries since the start of the region's economic crisis in 2008 and found a correlation between the recession and falling European birth ...
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 ...
Nearly all U.S. states see big drop in teen birth rate
Denver Post - 5/23/2013 1:29:42 AM
Experts think the explanation for the declines is complicated and varies from state to state ... Thursday is based on birth certificates for 2007 through 2011: • Lowest rates are in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont ...
Most states see drop in teen birth rate
Indiana Gazette - 5/23/2013 2:44:16 PM
NEW YORK — 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. All states but West Virginia and North ...
Most Popular Country In The World: Germany Tops BBC's Annual Poll
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 5:14:35 PM
That title belongs to Germany, according to the results of the BBC's annual Country Ratings Poll. The international poll, released Thursday, asked 26,000 people to rate 16 countries and the European Union (in its entirety) based on the countries ...
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 ...
Most Popular Country in the World, Revealed
Yahoo! Finance - 5/23/2013 7:01:58 PM
Europe's largest economy Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world's most popular country. The survey carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 ...
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 ...