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
Burma's birth control law exposes Buddhist fear of Muslim minority
theguardian.com - 5/25/2015 12:59:06 AM
Nationalist monks are behind new powers enabling authorities to ‘organise’ family planning among groups with high birth rates such as Rohingyas Despite ... have a gap of 36 months between births. The World Health Organisation recommends a similar ...
10 Countries with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 8:09:44 AM
The most vulnerable age for kids is between the time of their birth and until the age of 5 ... which also contributes to rise in mortality rate. Our article Country-by-Country Life Expectancy: The World’s 15 Healthiest Countries can also help our ...
What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common
East Idaho News - 5/18/2015 5:28:05 PM
As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone ... rates compared to other regions in the world. The chart included in the analysis ...
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
Mauritius has been given a very poor grade by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have ... 9 women in 1,000 died after giving birth in 2013. Back in 2000, only 4 in 1,000 women ...
Myanmar's New Birth-Spacing Law Criticized As 'Anti-Muslim'
International Business Times - 5/26/2015 1:05:04 AM
A new law in Myanmar that could be used to force women in the country to have children at least three years ... by accusing the Muslim population of having extremely high birth rates -- the passage of such a law has become a highly controversial move.
Japan’s graduate hiring rate reaches near record high
worldfinance.com - 5/20/2015 9:26:06 AM
As the country’s baby boomer generation retires, businesses looking to replenish their workforce face a smaller pool of potential recruits, owing to Japan’s fall in birth rate in recent years.
Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/25/2015 7:42:57 PM
The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and will eventually overrun the predominately Buddhist country. "This law targets one religion, one population, in one area," said Khin Lay, founder of the Yangon ...
Is the UK still a Christian country?
My Telegraph - 5/25/2015 10:31:46 AM
By 2050, however, Europe will be home to just 16% of the world’s Christians, while four out of every 10 Christians globally will live in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to high birth rates and falling ... are still a Christian country’, but for how much ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies
World - 5/27/2015 11:12:20 AM
Ready to get unlimited access to all of WORLD’s member content ... with their prolific birth rates, could eventually become the country’s majority. Buddhism is practiced by at least eight out of 10 Burmese citizens, while Muslims make up just 10 ...
Goldman Sachs tells us what we already know: the world is drowning in debt
Economic Collapse News - 5/26/2015 3:16:54 PM
For years now – thanks to record-low interests, quantitative easing and stimulus plans by governments and central banks – the world has been suffocating ... pay out more than it takes in. With the birth rate among millennials at a record low, there ...
Rights groups slam restrictive new Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim
Reuters - 5/27/2015 3:08:34 PM
The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and will eventually overrun the predominately Buddhist country. “This law targets one religion, one population, in one area,” said Khin Lay, founder of the ...
U.S. birth data underscores higher C-section risks, CDC says
Win 98.5 - 5/20/2015 12:25:04 PM
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. women who give birth ... third rate remains historically high, Curtin said. C-sections accounted for about 23.5 percent of births in 1991, the CDC said. The ideal rate for cesarean births is from 10 to 15 percent, the World Health ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health
Voice of America - 5/20/2015 10:19:12 PM
The ranking is based on statistics for maternal health ... Only nine percent of pregnant women in the country have access to skilled birth attendants. The U.N. says the world has a massive midwife shortage, and says this is particularly dangerous for ...