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
Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks
Chicago Tribune - 4/28/2016 10:12:06 PM
The decline of the past decade has occurred in all regions in the country and among all races. But the most radical changes have been among Hispanic and black teens, whose birth rates have dropped ... keen observers of the world around them, and if their ...
What’s behind the all-time-low teen birth rate?
World - 5/4/2016 2:48:20 PM
Ready to get unlimited access to all of WORLD’s member content ... Despite drops, the U.S. teen birth rate remains seven times higher than in some developing countries, and teen pregnancy and childbirth cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $9 billion ...
Why Is American Home Birth So Dangerous?
New York Times - 4/30/2016 6:27:49 PM
IS home birth ... the countries are roughly equal. The problem is that there are two types of midwives in the United States. The first, certified nurse midwives, called C.N.M.s, are perhaps the best-educated, best-trained midwives in the world, exceeding ...
CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist
Columbia Missourian - 4/28/2016 12:03:39 PM
The white rate fell 35 percent, from 27 to 17 per 1,000. Teen births have been declining across the country, through the drop has been greater in some states than others. The teen birth rate fell nearly 50 percent in Arizona, Colorado and Connecticut ...
Butte ranks second in Montana's teen birth rate
The Montana Standard - 5/4/2016 5:51:27 AM
Despite the declines, the United States still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. Today, nearly one in four female teens becomes pregnant at least once before age 20. This costs our country — U.S. taxpayers spend $9.4 billion ...
These are the world's oldest and youngest countries
weforum.org - 5/2/2016 4:16:36 PM
However, declining birth rates mean there are fewer young people to pay for ... But a demographic dividend in the world’s youngest countries can turn into a demographic problem: a lack of jobs. Sub-Saharan Africa is already one of the youngest regions ...
Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls
WAMU - 4/28/2016 5:25:46 PM
The CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services have been working with nine communities with some of the highest teen birth rates in the country to develop broad ... for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas.
Countries With Best Maternity Leave Benefits
theepochtimes.com - 4/28/2016 3:42:34 AM
Paid maternity leave—a contentious issue in the United States—is available for mothers (and sometimes fathers) in developed countries around the world. A recent report ... the 6 weeks of leave prior to birth are considered maternity leave.
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 ...
5 Things You Need To Know About Birth Control Around The World
The Frisky - 5/2/2016 9:50:03 AM
We’re all better off when women, anywhere in the world, have access to birth control… According to the UNFP, “women with an unmet need for contraceptives live in 69 of the poorest countries on ... teenage pregnancy rates are lower, which seems ...
Folic acid ‘most effective way of reducing birth defects’
The Irish Times - 5/4/2016 9:54:50 AM
The rate of birth defects has been rising in recent years as manufacturers ... The most common is spina bifida. About 50 countries in the world operate a policy of mandatory fortification of foodstuff as a way of increasing the intake of folic acid.
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
Common acne drug causes severe birth defects and miscarriages when used by pregnant women... so why is it still legal?
naturalnews.com - 5/1/2016 6:16:29 AM
(NaturalNews) Zika might be dominating the headlines as the media and scientists publicize a possible link to birth defects ... in other countries. Retinoids have also been connected to schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. The World Health Organization ...
It’s cruise-ship time in Cuba again — but now the country is much poorer
The Miami Herald - 5/4/2016 10:23:28 AM
Massive emigration and declining birth ... countries have raised literacy rates and improved health conditions without such bloodshed. And a Freedom House 2016 report on freedom of the press released this week ranked Cuba as one of the world’s ten ...
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
the countries with the highest rates of preterm births include Brazil, India, Nigeria and the U.S. The average preterm birth rate among the poorest nations in the world is 12 percent. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week This year the organization looked ...