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
‘S. Asia registers highest rate of premature babies deaths’
Dawn - 3/2/2015 2:24:24 AM
They said preterm birth complications were the leading cause of death among children under five years of age and the country had ... eighth position in the world with the annual average of 15.8 per cent preterm births. The world rate of preterm births ...
UK Muslim population of 26 million by 2051?
The Commentator - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
Maybe so. That too needs debating. It is true, after all, that birth rates are falling in most parts of the world, including many Muslim countries. According to the biologist Matt Ridley (The Rational Optimist), one of the most curious and beneficial facts ...
First World Birth Defects Day to be observed today
Himalayan Times - 3/3/2015 2:44:41 AM
KATHMANDU: On the occasion of the first World Birth Defects Day ... is a key intervention to reducing infant mortality rate and achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4, to which all countries are committed.
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 ...
India could be the world's most important solar market
The Business Insider - 2/22/2015 7:37:31 PM
In the early 2000s, Europe's feed-in tariffs gave birth ... a rapid rate. Now, the U.S. and Japan are growing demand based on market forces, not subsidies or government mandates. But the biggest prize in the solar industry could be India. The country ...
Twins saved by surgery before birth
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 2/27/2015 11:39:09 AM
Laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion has been performed in Victoria for only nine years, but the change in the prognosis for babies with the condition has been dramatic: prior to the surgery, there was an overall survival rate of 10 to 15 per cent.
Cesarean Section Birth Rates Decline In Portugal
Med India - 3/2/2015 3:46:08 PM
C-section rates have been on the rise around the world, which has drawn international attention ... of the University of Porto in Portugal explains, "In European countries with low cesarean birth rates, very low mortality rates in mother and child are ...
Nigeria: Preterm Birth, Largest Killer of Newborns On the Rampage
AllAfrica - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Nigeria has the 3rd highest burden of premature babies in the world after India and China. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5, and in almost all countries with reliable data, preterm birth rates are increasing.
Europe Is Still a Second-Rate Power
Daily Beast - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Even under two of the most incompetent administrations in our country’s long history ... Then there is Europe’s rapidly aging population, a natural product of low birth rates, which also imposes enormous burdens on the region’s economy.
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
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 – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...
Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030?
The Verge - 2/25/2015 3:01:57 PM
the World Health Organization estimates that over 2 million people tested positive in 2013. That year, the rate of children who died before the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa was double that of the worldwide average. And conflicts in countries like ...
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
Phys.org - 2/27/2015 12:00:37 PM
The World Health Organization rates India's air pollution as some of the worst—ranking 13 of the country's cities among the 20 most ... cubic meter in the atmosphere lowers life expectancy at birth by three years. That metric was then applied to the ...
C-Section Rates in Portugal Decline 10%
Science Codex - 2/25/2015 5:00:39 AM
C-section rates have been on the rise around the world, which has drawn international attention ... the University of Porto in Portugal explains, “In European countries with low cesarean birth rates, very low mortality rates in mother and child are ...
World Prematurity Day: Let's cut preterm birth rate in half by 2030
FOX News - 11/17/2014 7:23:43 PM
The March of Dimes recommends that our nation set a goal to cut our preterm birth rate in half by 2030. This may sound audacious, but why can’t the United States be the best country for newborn health? November 17th is World Prematurity Day when ...
Don’t worry about our high birth rate. Let’s have as many babies as we can!
Saudi Gazette - 2/19/2015 8:59:49 PM
In the United Kingdom, a baby is born every five minutes, while in Third World countries a baby is born every minute. The birth rate for the latter is likely to increase in the future with no signs of decreasing. It is apparent that we have a better and ...