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 Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
Center for Immigration Studies - 3/7/2014 12:01:40 PM
It is true that America does have a higher fertility rate than other advanced industrialized democracies -- 1.4 for Europe or 1.3 for Japan ... the reason for the finding is not. Perhaps it results from a feeling of optimism about the future immigrants ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
The World Pharmaceutical Markets Fact Book 2013
TheSacramento Bee - 3/11/2014 3:31:40 PM
LONDON, March 11, 2014 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The World Pharmaceutical Markets Fact Book 2013 The indispensable source of thousands of facts, figures and statistics for 67 pharmaceutical ...
In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t
Think Progress - 5/17/2013 3:34:20 PM
About 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access a modern contraceptive method, and nearly three quarters of those women live in the world’s poorest countries. “Unless the adequacy of ...
Why Chinese don’t want more children
CNN World - 3/9/2014 11:55:08 PM
The change impacts about 20 million Chinese. You'd imagine after decades of restrictions, many of them would jump at the ... the less likely they are to have more children. This has happened across the world, in Europe and even in traditional ...
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 ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
As we summarised it in our report Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth: Falling birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth over the next two decades, reducing it on average from 2.2 percent a year in 1990-2010 to 1.5 percent ...
THE GRINDING PREDICAMENT OF CANADA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND AMERICA
News With Views - 3/11/2014 3:35:51 AM
The three largest Western countries, America, Canada, Australia and Europe maintain the most responsible birth rates in the world. The citizens of those countries practice birth control, which brought their birth rates down to 2.0 or less in the past 45 years.
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
India makes up 29 percent of all first-day deaths around the world, part of the country's serious issues with maternal ... The U.S. prematurity rate is twice that of Finland, Japan, Norway and Sweden. The United States has over half a million preterm ...
Premature Birth Rates Increase In Most Of The World
Medical News Today - 6/11/2012 7:18:36 PM
who was team leader producing the estimates for the World Health Organization published in Born Too Soon, says: "Our estimates highlight a fact that has received little attention. Most European countries have about half the preterm birth rate of the USA ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
“In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the ... the inclusion of women in a country’s governing body and the rate of newborn deaths. Women hold a mere 18% of seats in the U.S. Congress, whereas 16 nations ...