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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
DR, third in the region with highest teen pregnancy rate
Domican Today - 7/27/2015 1:06:07 PM
The Dominican Republic is among the top three countries in the region with the highest fertility rate ... given birth. According to elnuevodiario.com.do, the country is above the average for Latin America, by 31 adolescents, and doubles the world average.
6 fascinating facts about sex around the world
Salon - 7/24/2015 9:13:27 AM
While Europeans may think American sex norms are wack, how do other countries compare when ... because the world record for baby-makin’ goes to an 18th-century Russian woman, who gave birth to 69 children in her lifetime (67 of whom survived infancy ...
To save the environment, let’s put humans on birth control
Quartz - 7/20/2015 5:50:36 AM
Given that it’s easier and cheaper to reduce the human birth rate than it is to address these ... but the emphasis on bringing the issue to a developed country with a high consumption rate is commendable, given the typical focus on stemming population ...
'Population Control is the Key to Overall Development of the Country'
The New Indian Express - 7/14/2015 9:28:17 PM
CHENNAI: Population control is vital to the overall development of our country ... at the inaugural address of the World Population Day awareness seminar in the city on Tuesday. “The replacement rate (birth-death ratio) is 2:1, which our State reached ...
South Africa: Stillbirths - a Story of Tragic Neglect Across the Developing World
AllAfrica - 7/21/2015 11:57:28 PM
Of the stillbirths that happen across the globe, 98% occur in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organisation ... its stillbirth rates. First, the quality of care is crucial. Although the majority of women give birth in health centres ...
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 ...
China may change its one-child birth quota. Why now?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/22/2015 11:56:17 PM
This possibility comes nearly two years after what many are calling a failed rollback of the country’s birth quota policy for urban families ... the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported in January, much steeper than the decline of 2.44 ...
Women in EVERY part of England and Wales are victims of female genital mutilation with highest rates in London, Manchester, Slough, Bristol and Leicester
Daily Mail - 7/21/2015 12:01:39 PM
While people born in countries where FGM is practised tend to be ... The report, funded by Trust for London and the Home Office, also looked at birth data from the Office for National Statistics, enabling researchers to estimate the numbers of girls ...
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 ...
World Hepatitis Day: To prevent liver cancer
The Guardian - Nigeria - 7/28/2015 12:47:37 AM
EVERY year, July 28 is marked as World Hepatitis Day (WHD ... hepatitis B is most commonly spread from mother to child at birth (perinatal transmission). In addition, infection can occur during medical, surgical and dental procedures, tattooing, or ...
American-born Doctor Helps Reduce Infant Mortality Rate by 66 Percent in Haiti
StreetInsider - 7/22/2015 3:10:45 AM
Located less than 650 miles southeast of the United States, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest maternal and infant mortality rate, ranking within ... risk delivery and often give birth on dirt floors, cutting ...
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/31/2015 4:55:22 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 ...
World Hepatitis Day: Facts, statistics and differences between types of the condition
International Business Times - 7/27/2015 11:00:15 PM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), certain sex practices ... In some rare cases, it can be transmitted from infected mothers to infants during birth. HBV can also be spread through contaminated blood transfusions and medical procedures ...
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.
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 ...