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
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. 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 ...
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Preterm birth rates were below 10% in 88 countries. Rates were 15% or higher in 11 countries in 2010, and all but 2 of those countries were in sub-Saharan Africa. The highest preterm birth rates were in low-income countries (11.8%) and lower middle-income ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Indeed, these countries also had lower rates of heart-related illnesses ... In 1970, Sweden’s life expectancy at birth was the best in the world at 74.8 years. By 2011, life expectancy rose to almost 82 years. Sweden is renowned for its ...
Birth rate plummets in Brazil
articles.washingtonpost.com - 12/28/2011 11:54:13 PM
Fertility rates ... is the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. She went from being a daring 1960s-era Marxist guerrilla to a brainy, no-nonsense technocrat. Now Rousseff, whose only child, a daughter, is a lawyer, leads the world’s ...
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
cis.org - 11/20/2013 12:42:40 PM
Immigrants in the U.S. from these countries have a Total Fertility Rate of 2.86 in 2002 ... long-term temporary visas such as students or guest workers. The Census Bureau definition does not include those born abroad of American citizen parents.
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
... world's richest countries not better serve its mothers? The U.S., it turns out, has the second-highest preterm birth rate in the world, meaning that babies are born too early, and the highest first-day infant death rate in the developed world ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized ... held by females have a lower newborn mortality rate.
Premature Birth Rates Increase In Most Of The World
Medical News Today - 6/11/2012 7:18:36 PM
That is over one in ten babies born. South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa account for 60% of premature births, whilst the USA and Brazil are placed amongst the top ten countries with the highest premature birth rate with 517,000 and 279,300 premature births ...
Should You Be Concerned About the Country’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Birth Rate?
Theblaze - 12/7/2012 3:00:23 AM
He argues with America’s “dynamic economy ... “Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Unfounded Concerns Over Falling U.S. Birth Rates” that there are “a whole host of positive” effects from a lowered birth rate. These include “female literacy ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
As we summarised it in our report Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth: Falling birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth ... fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries,” it said, noting the birth rate is falling ...
Premature birth rates could fall with five proven steps, report finds
CBS News - 11/16/2012 4:47:01 PM
Premature birth rates could be reduced if five proven interventions were implemented by 39 high-resource countries, a new report finds. Around 15 million premature babies ... and recommended some inexpensive steps that developing countries ...
Italian birth rate continues to sink and drag down Italian “life satisfaction”
Lifesite - 10/23/2013 11:24:20 PM
With a total fertility rate standing at about 1.41 children born per woman, Italy’s birth rate is ranked 203 rd out of 224 countries of the world. As of this year too, Italian deaths have outstripped births, with 10.01 deaths per 1,000 population and 8 ...
UNAIDS: Rate of new HIV infections drops by half in 25 countries
CNN - 11/20/2012 7:26:54 PM
New HIV infections have dropped more than 50% in 25 low- and middle-income countries, according to a new World AIDS Day report by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). There were 700,000 fewer new infections last year than in ...