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
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
both nearly the lowest such rates world-wide. Swedes also live longer than most people, with a life expectancy at birth of roughly 80 years. Compared with other healthy countries, however, Sweden’s 2013 unemployment rate of 8.1% was relatively high.
Norway 'is taking foreign children away from their parents because it has the highest rates of inbreeding in the world': Country forced to deny claims after Lithuanian child is ...
Daily Mail - 4/14/2015 4:46:41 AM
A Lithuanian talk show has accused Norway of stealing their children in an attempt to tackle 'the highest rate of inbreeding ... of babies being born with birth defects. 'Inbreeding in Norway is the greatest in the world, and the same is true of the ...
When Women Thrive, So Will the World
bloombergview.com - 4/24/2015 11:01:22 AM
The contributions and dynamic engagement of Japanese women around the world provide ample proof of this concept. In Cambodia, the midwifery skills taught by Japanese women have helped to halve the country's infant mortality rate. In Panama, Japanese women ...
Why I think that India may already have negetive population growth rate
Pakistan Defence - 4/14/2015 7:38:29 AM
India’s birth rate shrinks: study - Livemint Now, in a developed country a fertily of 2.1 is required for a ... India has 2.3. And 2.33 is the world average for replacement level fertility. India's 2.3 rate was for 2013 and the rate is decreasing every ...
Inside the World of the New Royal Baby
Daily Beast - 4/24/2015 5:10:37 AM
Public Appearances: Kate stayed in the hospital just one night after Prince George was born, but she may well opt to stay a second night after the birth at the Lindo wing this time. The first public appearance of the child will, at any rate, be on the ...
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 Breast Pumps Industry
The Street - 4/20/2015 8:38:46 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... for BreastPumps Market II-17Declining Birth Rates in Few Countries: A Key Cause for Concern II-17Table 6 ...
World’s Biggest Tube Bell to Celebrate Denmark's New Borns
News Week - 4/14/2015 8:21:26 AM
The world’s largest tubular bell will ring every time a ... down from 1.87 in 2013. The country’s birth rate has been below the ‘replacement rate’ - the level which is needed to stop population decline - since the 1970s, and its estimated that ...
Climate Change: The Single Greatest Misinformation Campaign in World History
CNS News - 4/24/2015 11:15:41 AM
4) There is no Malthusian nightmare of overpopulation. Birth rates have fallen by about one-half around the world over the last 50 years. Developed countries are having too few kids, not too many. Even with a population of 7.3 billion people, average ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s chronically ... the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ...
Nigeria: World Bank Approves US$500 Million to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Achieve the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Goal
ReliefWeb - 4/24/2015 5:32:05 AM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 - The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive ... such as vaccination coverage among young children, rates of contraceptive use, Vitamin A supplementation, skilled birth attendance, HIV counselling and testing among women ...
Midwifery, home birth making a comeback as alternatives to hospital trips
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 4/17/2015 11:55:36 PM
The World Health Organization recommends a cesarean section rate of no more than 10 to 15 percent ... In recent years, more hospitals around the country have partnered with birth centers or opened their own. Some women feel that a birth center within ...
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 ...
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/26/2014 11:53:57 PM
South Korea’s population will become completely extinct by 2750 if the country’s birth rate of 1.19 children per woman continues. The country currently has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, leading only Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Singapore.