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
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A major factor behind the high rate of preterm birth in the US is poverty ... While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
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 ...
Birth rate plummets in Brazil
articles.washingtonpost.com - 12/28/2011 11:54:13 PM
Fertility rates ... is the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. She went from being a daring 1960s-era Marxist guerrilla to a brainy, no-nonsense technocrat. Now Rousseff, whose only child, a daughter, is a lawyer, leads the world’s ...
U.S. preterm birth rate falls again but remains high
USA Today - 10/31/2013 11:57:47 PM
Full-term pregnancy gets new definition That's particularly true, he says, when it comes to reducing preterm births among black and Native American women, who had rates of 16.8% and 13.6% of births. For white women, it was 10.5% of births.
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
(2) Motherhood is hard ... countries, such as Peru, also seemed to do better than comparably wealthy states. Spain and Portugal, it's worth noting, dramatically outperformed several Western countries that are much wealthier. But it will be worth watching ...
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
cis.org - 11/20/2013 12:42:40 PM
This study explores immigrant birth rates with particular focus on how they differ from women in their home countries. Studying immigrant fertility is necessary in order to understand immigration's impact on U.S. and world population growth as well as its ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
The United States does the poorest ... all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States,” the report reads. Another contributing factor is teen births. The U.S. has the highest teenage birth rate of any industrialized country.
Premature birth rates could fall with five proven steps, report finds
CBS News - 11/16/2012 4:47:01 PM
Around 15 million premature babies are born preterm each year ... fully implemented these steps, the report estimated, while countries such as Sweden that already have far fewer preemies would see their rates inch down only slightly more ...
Should You Be Concerned About the Country’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Birth Rate?
Theblaze - 12/7/2012 3:00:23 AM
You might have already heard that the U.S. birth rate for 2011 was the lowest ever recorded in the country’s history ... Rick Newman wrote in a blog post for U.S. World News and Report that a continuing trend of low birth rates could result in ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
One of the most wrong-headed arguments in the debate about Muslims in Europe is the shrill “Eurabia” claim that high birth rates and immigration will make Muslims the majority on the continent within a few decades. Based on sleight-of-hand statistics ...
Italian birth rate continues to sink and drag down Italian “life satisfaction”
Lifesite - 10/23/2013 11:24:20 PM
ROME, October 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The latest birth rate record, released last week by the Italian government’s statistical agency, Istat, has shown that in the first four months of 2013, 8,000 fewer children were born in Italy than in the ...
US Birth Rate Drops to Record Low—Why This MD-Mom is Bucking the Trend
aleteia.org - 12/10/2013 8:51:21 AM
Here’s my question: why can’t we look at children as future contributors ... or zero population growth. We do not have an overpopulation problem in the United States, but a low-birth-rate problem; furthermore, experts predict that global population ...