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
Erdoğan banned caesarean sections, so why does Turkey have the highest rates in the OECD?
THE CONVERSATION - 9/26/2016 2:45:10 AM
... highest caesarean section rate of any OECD country – one in every two women gives birth by caesarean. This rate has risen from 26% in 1998, far surpassing the optimal rate of 15% recommended by the World Health Organisation. There is no doubt that ...
US world's most expensive country to give birth, reveals study
India TV - 9/16/2016 10:20:51 AM
The US is the most expensive place in the world for women to give birth, according to a new ... The report said while high income countries had taken many steps to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, the cost of maternity care could be high ...
US Ranks First Among the Most Expensive Countries to Give Birth
Med India - 9/16/2016 11:39:35 AM
The most expensive place in the world for women to give birth is the United States ... The report said while high-income countries had taken many steps to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, the cost of maternity care could be high and medical ...
India accounts for 15% of world’s maternal deaths: Report
Live Mint - 9/18/2016 4:23:33 PM
Though India’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is reducing at an average of 4.5% annually, it has to bring down MMR at the annual rate of 5.5% Subscribe to ... Basically, only 5% of the world’s countries accounted for over half of maternal deaths.
Australia, world's second most expensive place to give birth: study
english.sina.com - 9/16/2016 3:18:31 AM
16 (Xinhua) -- Australia is the second most expensive place in the world for women to give birth， a new study has shown ... have a caesarean section which was the highest rate among the 14 countries in the survey. Another two percent of Australian ...
Italian women offended by ‘Fertility Day’ push to raise birth rate
The Columbus Dispatch - 9/14/2016 11:13:20 AM
Figures from Istat, the national statistics agency, show that Italian women with children are far less likely to work than mothers in other European countries, which provide greater social services. In much of northern Europe, where social services are ...
Some Good News on Ovarian Cancer
New York Times - 9/26/2016 6:51:32 PM
The death rate from ovarian cancer declined in the United States by 16 percent from 2002 to 2012, among the largest reductions in the world. The rate in the United States, 4.85 per 100,000, puts it roughly in the middle of a list of 47 countries whose ...
Women above 35 who give birth account for 40% of maternal deaths in Australia
The Guardian - 9/16/2016 12:19:33 AM
The country has the second highest rate of births to older women among 14 developed ... The study showed Australia was one of the most expensive countries in the world for women to give birth, ranking behind only the US. The cost of a caesarean section ...
Global goal to reduce maternal deaths threatened by lack of access to quality care: study
FOX News - 9/16/2016 1:48:26 PM
Nearly 53 million of the poorest women in the world receive no skilled assistance during birth, the study said ... The gap between countries with the lowest and highest maternal mortality rates has doubled between 1990 and 2013 and huge differences ...
Why Do Some Countries Have Such High Birth Rates?
worldatlas.com - 6/5/2016 11:57:21 PM
More commonly, however, many countries in the developing world struggle to reign in high birth rates and the problems that they can cause by overextension of available resources. Surely, there have to be explanations as to why these countries have been ...
Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline
The Straits Times - 9/23/2016 2:58:53 PM
Despite the turnaround, Germany's birth rate remains below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. The country's low birth rate has contributed to shaping much of the European economic giant's policies, including questions surrounding state ...
Kenya: Preterm Birth Complications Leading Cause of Death Among Children Under-Five
AllAfrica - 9/24/2016 9:21:15 AM
Today 10:23 am (17 minutes ago) Professor Marleen Temmerman, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Aga Khan University Hospital and Chair of the PTBi Symposium added that Kenya was ranked position 15 in the world for preterm birth rates. She revealed ...
UN Can Create United Country Of Refugees
ghanastar.com - 9/24/2016 7:29:42 PM
In other words, the world richest countries must not create another country just to ... expose to their citizens that immigrants are needed in view of their dwindling birth rate and lack of young ones to support their elderly population’s social security.
Armenia ranked 86th among 188 countries in UN health goals study
PanARMENIAN Network - 9/23/2016 9:15:17 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia is ranked 86th overall in the world in making ... Also, the country scored average in measures like Maternal, Under-5, Neonatal mortality ratios, Road injuries, Adolescent birth rate, Hygiene and others. The report said Azerbaijan ...
Japan is the land of the rising rate of 40-year-old virgins, government study finds
newstalk.com - 9/19/2016 11:43:11 AM
Almost 30 years ago, the body first started polling the country’s population on matters relating to relationships. Based on the worrying statistics, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made it a government pledge to raise the birth rate from 1.4 to 1.8 by 2025 ...