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
US teen birth rate drops to record low
MSN - 5/23/2013 5:11:36 AM
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 teenagers aged 15-19 ...
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
"In 2008, several European countries entered a period of economic crisis, usually featuring a fall in gross domestic product(GDP). From the start of the recession, the total fertility rate started to decline across Europe," Eurostat senior statistician ...
Teen birth rates decline in most US states
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 4:28:39 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 ...
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
Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have ...
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 ...
US Teen Birth Rate Drops
Med India - 5/23/2013 5:54:33 AM
US teen birth rates have dropped to a record low, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The overall rate declined 25 percent from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19 in 2007 to 31.3 in 2011 -- a record low," the CDC report said.
BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world
BBC Online - 5/22/2013 10:59:22 PM
Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate ... infant deaths among the country’s poorest. Over 400,000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth every year, the highest anywhere in the ...
Despite fears, Muslims growing only modestly in world and Canada
The Vancouver Sun - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
The non-partisan Pew Forum’s army of researchers, mostly academics from scores of countries, project that Muslims will, indeed, grow in relative size in the next two decades – expanding to 26.4 per cent of the world’s population by 2030, a modest ...
Why America's Falling Birth Rate Is Sensational News for the Pet Industry
Atlantic Online - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
here's another way to think of what this data shows: The more married Americans that shy away from parenthood in the future, the better it'll be for the Purinas of the world. Investors, take note.
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 6:44:40 AM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/23/2013 4:57:17 AM
According to conservatives, because women in the so-called civilized world are not ... ban contraception and bring back the old-fashioned "natural family." Under the guise of being "pro-family," they envision a world where fathers lead and mothers honor ...
Greek Birth Rates in Freefall
WFMY News 2 - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
According to state statistics , the fertility rate in Greece has fallen from 2.33 children per woman in 1975 to 1.4 children in 2011 fueling fears that the country's population will drop below 10 million.
‘Poor countries lagging in modern contraceptive use’
The Hindu - 5/19/2013 1:20:08 AM
Poorest countries within the developing ... Between 2003 and 2012, in the developing world, overall modern contraceptive use increased from 71 to 74 per cent among those wanting to avoid pregnancy, though rates varied greatly among the sub-regions.