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
With birth rate slumping, Cuba launches nationwide push to increase number of babies
Fox Business - 10/29/2014 2:31:17 PM
The country's low birth rate problem is a result of some of the most notable successes ... "You wait to have economic stability to bring a child into the world," said Maria Isabel de Armas, a childless 31-year-old unemployed waitress.
APNewsBreak: Egypt's birth rate dramatically rises
My Fox Houston - 10/27/2014 3:42:15 AM
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's fertility rate, which has been falling since at least 1980 ... The news raises serious economic concerns for the Arab world's most populous country, whose economy has been staggering since its 2011 revolt. The survey, conducted ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
HealthCanal - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
BERKELEY — As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East ... UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous ...
Breast cancer a factor in Shanghai's low birth rate: doctor
China Daily - 10/31/2014 2:00:17 PM
Asianewsphoto Shanghai has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the country, which can be linked to the city's low birth rate, health experts said. The growth in the incidence of breast cancer in the city is double the world average. About 4,000 women ...
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 6:32:10 PM
... with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings ... in some places may be considered a miscarriage or still birth in other countries. Since survival before 22 weeks or ...
Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid birth rate decline with financial incentives, fertility centers
Northwest Herald - 10/29/2014 11:39:29 AM
"Now we're taking action to improve sexual and reproductive health, which can help drive up the country's birth rate." Cuba's baby problem is a ... "You wait to have economic stability to bring a child into the world," said Maria Isabel de Armas, a ...
US ranks behind 25 other countries in infant mortality
FOX News - 9/24/2014 3:05:38 PM
In a second analysis, the researchers parsed out the infant mortality rates according to babies' gestational age (meaning how long the baby was in the womb before birth), for the United States and 11 other European countries that had this information.
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
which puts the United States below 25 other countries, according to the report, released Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I think we've known for a long time that the U.S. has a higher preterm birth rate, but this higher infant ...
Global population could top 12 billion by 2100
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/18/2014 9:46:27 PM
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth rates ... from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
Global business leaders discuss Seoul’s low birth rate, aging society
The Korea Herald - 10/31/2014 12:27:13 PM
A group of foreign business leaders discussed with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon how to deal with Seoul’s low birth ... rate and women’s work and life balance. “Fertility rates are very low in East Asian and some southern European countries which still ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth ... every country and then predicted future rates using ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
Science Daily - 9/19/2014 6:07:32 AM
Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to ... The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa have not been going down as fast as had been ...