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
Global population could top 12 billion by 2100
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/18/2014 11:33:50 PM
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth rates ... from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/18/2014 5:07:17 PM
“But quite some uncertainty does still remain with regards to future birth rates, in particular in high-fertility countries in the developing world.” Taking into account the varying uncertainties makes a difference, the authors of the Science paper not
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 ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
Experts be damned: World population will continue to rise
news.sciencemag.org - 9/18/2014 1:58:11 AM
... assumed that birth rates in Africa—the highest in the world—would steadily drop as access to contraceptives and women’s education improved. Instead, birth rates in most African countries have remained stagnant or declined only slightly. This can ...
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 village has ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are somewhere in the middle ... 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 ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/18/2014 5:35:55 PM
Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to ... The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa have not been going down as fast as had been ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
That doesn’t stack up very well with the mortality rates in other nations. A woman giving birth in America is more than ... its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought ...
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 world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
What is the largest country in the world?
History - 8/1/2013 10:53:55 PM
Covering an expanse of over 6.6 million square miles, Russia is the world’s largest country by landmass ... due to an aging population without a sufficient birth rate to sustain growth, and India’s will continue to climb.
Fewer Children Died in 2013 But Child Mortality Still High in Some Countries: UN
Med India - 9/17/2014 5:05:29 AM
Eight countries have succeeded in slashing their child mortality rates by at least two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Timor, Niger and Eritrea. Still, a child born in Angola, which has the world's highest child ...
Infant deaths: Searching for answers in Mississippi
CNN - 11/13/2012 6:09:19 PM
Experts cite a multitude of factors that are also seen in other parts of the country and around the world ... nation's highest rates for infant mortality. A 2010 study also found that overweight and obese women are at higher risk for preterm birth.