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
8 countries you won’t believe have it backwards on birth control
Salon - 4/9/2014 12:41:16 PM
Most women in the world have access ... remains one of 45 countries that still ban over-the-counter birth control. Here’s a look at the eight most surprising nations that require a prescription, along with their birth rates and rates of abortion ...
Birth Rates and the Environment
New York Times - 4/11/2014 9:32:47 AM
Teitelbaum and Jay M. Winter: The authors make a compelling case against the trend in some countries to encourage higher birth rates. But they fail to mention the environmental impact. With the world’s population already topping 7 billion, and rising ...
Iran to ban vasectomies and impose new punishments for doctors offering contraception in attempt to increase birth rate
Daily Mail - 4/15/2014 9:23:52 PM
Vasectomies could be banned in Iran as abortion rules in the country are tightened to help ... census figures show the population's growth rate reached 3.9 percent — among the highest in the world at the time and in line with Persian traditions that ...
Iran back flip on population likely as Ayatollah Khamenei calls for change
South China Morning Post - 4/16/2014 1:23:05 PM
Iran's parliament is seeking a ban on vasectomies and a tightening of abortion rules as the country moves away from its progressive laws on family planning in an attempt to increase the birth rate. Two decades after Iran initiated an effective birth ...
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 ...
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 village has ...
CDC: Young teens’ birth rates drop 67%
Ob. Gyn. News - 4/8/2014 9:39:20 PM
the United States continues to have one of the highest adolescent birth rates of any developed country in the world. It is particularly concerning that Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adolescents continue to have about three times the birth rates of non ...
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 ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
Japan’s Population Shrinks for Third Year as Aging Increases
Bloomberg - 4/16/2014 4:19:03 AM
The population declined by 0.17 percent to 127.3 million as of Oct. 1, as the country maintains one of the world’s lowest birth rates. People age 65 or older made up one fourth of the total, the highest-ever percentage, as postwar baby boomers head into ...
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 ...
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/7/2013 8:21:54 PM
The Middle East and North Africa suffer the world’s highest ... we're not looking at rates of clinical depression, exactly, so much as the rate at which people are diagnosed with clinical depression. People who live in countries with greater awareness ...
Birth Rate Plunges, Projected To Reach Lowest Level In Decades
The Huffington Post - 7/26/2012 7:01:01 PM
Some developing countries with high poverty tend to have some of the highest birth rates in the world, due in part to poor access to education and birth control for women. But birth rates tend to fall in industrialized countries when the job market is weak.