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
If you want a natural birth in Brazil, you'd better go elsewhere
Tree Hugger - 1/22/2015 7:52:49 PM
Such a birth model, I’m discovering ... Contrast this to the World Health Organization’s recommendation that any country’s C-section rate should be no higher than 15 percent, and you can see that Brazil’s rate is far beyond what’s necessary.
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
National Right to Life News Today - 1/26/2015 9:28:17 PM
“China’s sex imbalance problem among newborns is the most serious and prolonged in the world and the population it affects is the greatest”. They noted that there are over 33 million more men than women in the country. Statistics published by the ...
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every ... has seen many mothers give birth in hospitals as compared to previous ...
China faces dementia crisis by 2050
Sky News - 1/26/2015 10:29:43 AM
High birth rates in China following the end of World War II and the civil war were followed by the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979, to help control the country's rapidly growing population. In addition to an imbalance between the young and ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
... rate for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and find out which country recorded the most murders in 2012.
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 ...
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 ...
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
The World Bank is a very active player in this area ... years to fight poverty and promote measures that alleviate it. However, the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...
Cutest Baby Animals from Around the World
ABC News - 1/26/2015 8:16:42 PM
The world's only live panda triplets play together ... China announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Qatar 'has one of highest birth defect rates'
Zawya - 1/17/2015 8:24:23 AM
says Qatar is among the 20 countries with the highest rates of birth defects: 73.4 per 1,000 live births. According to World Health Organisation, birth defects result in about 3.2 million disabilities every year globally. The maternal fetal medicine team ...
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 ...
Leaders, survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation by Soviets, but without Putin
brandonsun.com - 1/27/2015 10:42:51 AM
"He should be there," said Lebovics, who travelled from her home in Encino, California, back to the land of her birth for the ceremonies ... The organizers instead simply asked countries that are donors to Auschwitz, including Russia, whom they planned ...
Brazil health officials concerned over cesarean birth ‘epidemic’
VOXXI - 1/15/2015 11:57:20 PM
The World Bulletin reports 84.6 percent of babies born in the country are born through cesarean ... SEE ALSO: Why Brazilian women choose natural birth over cesarean “Much lower C-section rates and been successful at least with hospitals that are paid ...
10 Gadgets That Can Empower Women Around The World!
efytimes.com - 1/27/2015 9:02:38 AM
Low-tech gadgets can make great difference for women in developing countries ... Many remote villages in the world do not have access to electricity, doctors and midwives have great trouble in giving birth to children in dark. Sometimes, they cannot ...
Denmark town asks people to have more sex to tackle falling birth rate
India Today - 1/19/2015 5:15:54 AM
This isn't the first time that Danes have been encouraged to have sex to check decreasing birth rates. Last year, an advertising campaign, 'Do it for Denmark' had encouraged the country's people to get lucky while holidaying. Watch the 'Do it for Denmark ...