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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A new report on motherhood paints a devastating portrait of social conditions for poor women and their babies around the world. In both developing and industrialized countries, the first month of birth is the most dangerous of an infant’s life.
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Several northern European countries had preterm birth rates around 5%, whereas Malawi's preterm birth ... Additional funding was received from March of Dimes, the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the ...
Birth rate plummets in Brazil
articles.washingtonpost.com - 12/28/2011 11:54:13 PM
Fertility rates have dropped in many parts of the world in recent decades ... leads the world’s sixth-largest economy. And it is not hard to find young women, college-educated and climbing the ladder of success, who say they may do without children.
Turkey takes lead in European birth rate
worldbulletin.net - 9/21/2013 4:16:59 PM
making Turkey the leading country among European countries with crude birth rate of 17 per 1,000 inhabitants. France is the second after Turkey in the European ranking with 822,884 newborn babies, which is closely followed by Britain, Germany and Spain.
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 ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
cis.org - 11/20/2013 12:42:40 PM
This study explores immigrant birth rates with particular focus on how they differ from women in their home countries. Studying immigrant fertility is necessary in order to understand immigration's impact on U.S. and world population growth as well as its ...
Obesity Rates Rising: 10 Fattest Countries In The Developed World (SLIDESHOW)
The Huffington Post - 2/22/2012 8:17:28 PM
On the other end of the spectrum, obesity rates have grown by 4 to 5 percent in Mexico and the United States, the country with the highest rate of obesity of any developed nation. Altogether, obesity rates across the developed word are ...
Premature birth rates could fall with five proven steps, report finds
CBS News - 11/16/2012 4:47:01 PM
Around 15 million premature babies are born preterm each year ... fully implemented these steps, the report estimated, while countries such as Sweden that already have far fewer preemies would see their rates inch down only slightly more ...
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 ...
UNAIDS: Rate of new HIV infections drops by half in 25 countries
CNN - 11/20/2012 7:26:54 PM
More than half of the countries reporting fewer infections are in sub-Saharan Africa, the region with some of the highest number of HIV cases in the world. Infection rates have ... reductions, AIDS experts say the number of people getting ...
Italian birth rate continues to sink and drag down Italian “life satisfaction”
Lifesite - 10/23/2013 11:24:20 PM
Also with the slow birth rate has come an increase in the average age, with people over 65 now accounting for one fifth of the population. Italian demographer Giancarlo Baliga said last year that by 2041 “The age group most represented in the structure ...