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
Poland approves monthly benefit for families to bolster low birth rates
nytlive.nytimes.com - 2/10/2016 11:58:55 PM
The new legislation marks the fulfillment of a key promise put forth by the conservative Law and Justice Party — currently the largest party in the Polish government — to bolster births in a country with one of the world’s lowest birth rates.
Chart: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries
ww2.kqed.org - 2/11/2016 11:43:25 PM
That’s the advice given to women by the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador in light of a possible link between the Zika virus, which is spreading in those countries, and a birth defect ... part of the world, women don’t always ...
World stocks jump as Bank of Japan rate goes sub-zero
nflnr.com - 2/12/2016 12:43:40 PM
But the risk is far greater for pregnant women because of a possible link to a birth defect and neurological problems. He says the mosquito that carries the virus is not established in Canada and is not adapted to the country's climate. England's junior ...
Could Washington follow the world in easing access to birth control pills?
seattleglobalist.com - 2/11/2016 8:15:49 PM
But in most of the world the pill is more easily available, at least theoretically. Thirty-five countries allow women to buy birth control over-the-counter ... which is a significantly higher rate than many other developed countries.
A solar suitcase reduces maternal mortality rates
dw.com - 2/12/2016 4:32:44 PM
midwives and mothers-to-be all over the world. To hear Laura Stachel speak is to be immersed in a story as powerful as the energy that fuels it. Hers is tale of darkness and light, of death and birth, of determination and an ingenious idea that just keeps ...
Penalty For Home Birth: A Chicken Or A Cow
NPR News - 2/12/2016 6:55:54 PM
Expert: Cezary Bednarski, an architect and director of London's Studio Bednarski Ltd. Go to "eco-towns": In Angola, a country ... crime rates are lower and everything is more civilized," he explains. Don't let the sun in: In some parts of the world ...
Twin births almost double in rich countries: study
Capital FM - 2/9/2016 5:09:06 AM
Twin births have almost doubled in developed countries in four decades ... In 1970, only 1.7 out of 1,000 women between the ages of 35-39 years gave birth to their first child. By 2012, the rate had gone up to 11 out of 1,000. Measures to stem the rise ...
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 ...
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 ...
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
He continued: “Their concern is to cut down the birth rate, reduce the rate of population ... Fertility rates began falling in Western, industrialized countries in 1968. By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate.
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
Either way, it’s clear that the U.S. still has a long way to go; 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.
Here's the strongest evidence yet about the link between Zika virus and a disturbing birth defect
Times-News - 2/11/2016 12:01:54 PM
the organ that nourishes the baby until birth. The current Zika outbreak prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global public health emergency. The virus, which is spread by mosquito bites and likely by sex, commonly causes symptoms such as ...
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/30/2015 2:29:13 PM
Germany saw an average of 8.2 children born per 1,000 inhabitants over the past five years Sean Gallup/Getty Images 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 ...
World Health Organization advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories
Ambiente Já - 2/11/2016 4:05:17 PM
The World Health Organization anticipates the virus will ... present the most compelling evidence to date" of the link between Zika and birth defects. Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent The crown fell to 9.6145 crowns per euro, down ...
Countries With Most Twins Identified
Live Science - 10/11/2011 8:23:05 AM
Some countries, such as Benin in central Africa ... It remains a mystery as to why there are vast differences in twin birth rates among the different regions of the developing world. Past research suggests that identical twins occur at a relatively ...