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
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 ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of 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 ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are somewhere in the middle ... The U.S., it turns out, has the second-highest preterm birth rate in the world, meaning that babies are born too early, and the highest first-day ...
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 ...
Australia has one of world's lowest rates of stillbirth
The Chronicle - 9/14/2014 4:40:24 AM
THE first national report on stillbirths has found Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth. Stillbirths in Australia ... of Health and Welfare has found the country has one of the lowest rates of stillbirths. For every 135 ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
That doesn’t stack up very well with the mortality rates in other nations. A woman giving birth in America is more than ... its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought ...
Which countries have the world’s highest murder rates? U.N. releases report
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
(CNN) — Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
Think We're the Most Entrepreneurial Country In the World? Not So Fast
The Atlantic - 10/2/2012 1:58:28 PM
America's entrepreneurial streak is one of the things that, theoretically, is supposed to make us exceptional as a country. At least it is if you listen to most politicians. But how do we actually stack up with rest of the world when it comes to building ...
Bill Gates Sees Almost No Poor Countries Left by 2035
Bloomberg - 1/21/2014 4:58:25 PM
Most countries will ... followed by falling birth rates applies for the vast majority of the world, she said. “Headlines in a way are what mislead you because bad news is a headline and gradual improvement is not,” Bill Gates said in the interview.
How Declining Birth Rates Hurt Global Economies
NPR News - 10/3/2011 2:48:58 AM
For other uses, prior permission required. LYNN NEARY, host: The U.S. population is aging at the same time the fertility rate is dropping. This demographic shift is happening in countries around the world, and a new study about the trend suggests it could ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
India, Indonesia and China had the three lowest rates of adult obesity. Residents in these developing countries also had among the lowest life expectancy in the world ... at birth, which is as of 2011. These are the countries where people live longest.
Doctor: Detroit abortion stats 'like some Third World country'
The Detroit News - 5/22/2014 12:54:42 PM
While the abortion rate has been climbing in Detroit, it’s been declining in Michigan and across the U.S. “We’re seeing a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace ... most related to premature birth. Homicide is the ...
World Population Could Almost Quadruple By 2100 If Access To Contraception Doesn't Improve
The Huffington Post - 7/11/2014 12:52:40 PM
World population levels could soar to explosive heights if contraception doesn’t become readily available to women in developing countries. Friday marks World ... very well climb to 27 billion if fertility rates remain constant, according to the ...