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
Report Shows Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth
MSN - 7/1/2015 8:14:49 AM
Bohren, a research consultant at the World ... countries, about a third of women give birth without what experts call a skilled birth attendant, meaning someone with medical training like a professional midwife, doctor or nurse. The maternal death rate ...
WHAT'S UP DOC? Education, access key to reducing death rates of mothers and babies
Milford Daily News - 6/30/2015 5:05:43 PM
For reference, the United States’ rate is 6 per 1,000, ranking 55th among 224 countries where World Factbook data was reported ... WHO notes that most birth complications can be prevented or managed if women have access to a skilled birth attendant ...
Current Affairs: Cuba became first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO
PrepSure - 7/1/2015 11:28:06 AM
Cuba on June 30, 2015 became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and ... Cuba succeeded in lowering the HIV transmission rate to 1.85 percent, below the 2 percent target rate countries in the region in conjunction with ...
Cuba, the first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission
Times of India - 7/1/2015 6:56:05 AM
Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis ... which can result in early fetal loss and stillbirth, neonatal death, low-birth-weight infants and serious neonatal infections.
How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children
THE CONVERSATION - 7/1/2015 1:05:20 AM
The most marginalised children in some of the world’s poorest countries may actually have been left behind ... has reduced by 41% and there has been a 53% reduction in the global mortality rate for children younger than five years old.
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 ...
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/31/2015 4:41:03 AM
Germany’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest in the world, according to a study by an auditing firm. The country has dropped below Japan to take the lowest birth rate globally, according to the study by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
The number of babies being born in Germany is officially the lowest in the world. That’s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
Science Blog - 6/14/2015 2:04:16 PM
As birth ... the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate ...
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.
Almost half of Japanese people aren't having sex — and it could endanger the global economy
The Business Insider - 7/1/2015 2:05:35 PM
Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could ... a 25% chance of never marrying and a 40% chance of never having kids. Japan's birth rate hit a record low in 2014 at just 1,001,000 infants. When combined with 1.3 million ...
Why the Teen Birth Rate Keeps Dropping
News Week - 5/20/2015 11:20:38 AM
Since 2000, the total teen birth rate, as defined by the number of live births per 1,000 ... taught at high schools around the country, that emphasize the importance of using contraceptives and the numerous difficulties caused by unintended pregnancies.
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
A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 per 1,000 live births ...
Why a Falling Birth Rate Is a Big Problem
US News and World Report - 12/3/2012 8:44:33 PM
It may seem intuitively obvious that a slower-growing or declining population is good for the economy, especially when you think about starving children in poor parts of the world where ... reasons behind the decline, birth rates tend to rise and fall ...