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
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
TV Linked with Falling Birth Rates
LiveScience - 5/13/2013 5:33:37 PM
Birth rates around the world. The replacement rate (the birthrate at which a country's population will eventually level off) is 2.19 births per woman. Birth rates have declined significantly in many areas of the world, to a degree that is perhaps overlooked.
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
The United States comes in at a disappointing 30 on the Mothers' Index for 2013. Maternal and child mortality are shockingly high for an industrialized country. U.S. women are 10 times as likely as women in Estonia, Greece, or Singapore to die ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
HealthCanal - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
Some countries that were among those with the world’s highest child mortality rates in 1990 – including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal and Timor-Leste – have improved child survival to such ...
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with television ... stating that the map that displays prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map. Dr Lewis added that ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
There are around 6.7 billion people sharing our planet today. And the human family is currently growing by about 1.2 percent per year. One in three of those new arrivals is doomed to live in slums without adequate shelter, health care, clean water or ...
Little progress in meeting demand for contraception in poorest countries: study
The Hindu - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
Poorest countries within the developing world lag far behind higher-income developing countries in meeting the demand for modern contraception, says a study. Between 2003 and 2012, the total number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy and needing ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...
Egg Donor and IVF Success Rates Exceed National Average for Fifteenth Consecutive Year Reports the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
PRWeb - 5/13/2013 5:52:06 AM
Year after year, our egg donation live birth success rates have been among the very highest in the country,” says Dr. Richard Sherbahn, Medical Director at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. “The data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive ...
Life lessons: Southern NM teen birth rates fall, but still above U.S. average
Las Cruces Sun-News - 5/13/2013 8:46:53 PM
LAS CRUCES - Teen birth rates are falling in southern New Mexico as school districts seek to address the problem and implement comprehensive sexual education, but many counties in the region still see rates twice the national average. The teen ...
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
the higher the number of restaurants in a particular country was correlative to a higher obesity rate within that country. No, that doesn't look good for Subway at all, especially given its marketing campaigns promoting its low caloric menu. But the study ...
Single-Embryo Screening Equal Birth Rate, Better Outcomes
Medscape News - 5/12/2013 11:54:11 PM
The accurate validated method for aneuploidy screening — the comprehensive chromosome screening technique — was developed at that center. "You can achieve equivalent delivery rates with single ... available for this testing," he noted.
Doctors Health Press Reports on State of the World’s Mothers Report: U.S. Ranks 30th in Maternal Health
Houston Chronicle - 5/13/2013 5:55:05 PM
Teen birth rates: More teenagers in the U.S. have children compared to every other industrialized country. These mothers are often poor and uneducated, and do not have the means to take care of themselves during pregnancy. Higher pre-term birth rates ...