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
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 ...
Why Do Homebirth Rates Remain So Low?
business2community.com - 12/13/2014 2:39:21 AM
As a mother of two babies born at home, I often wonder about the low rate of homebirths in many developed countries around the world. Two recent articles published in the journal Health, Risk & Society offer some insight to the reasons that home birth ...
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 and marriages during the First World War
The Argus Your Voice - 12/18/2014 2:29:15 PM
During the First World War, there was a massive drop in birth rates across the whole of England – and Brighton was lagging right from the start. The Argus reported that Brighton was well below the rest of the country in 1914 when it came to popping out a ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
HealthCanal - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
BERKELEY — As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East ... UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous ...
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 ...
Lack of access to health insurance keeps U.S. premature birth rate near Somalia’s
Washington Post - 11/14/2014 3:13:45 AM
Howse in a statement. In 2010, the U.S. ranked 131st out of 184 countries on preterm birth rate, according to a report by the World Health Organization. In that year our premature birth rate was the same as Somalia's. Why the relatively high rate?
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 6:32:10 PM
Russia is hardly the only country with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the US and other countries
Eurek Alert - 10/9/2014 7:55:39 PM
and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
World ... country — had a GDP per capita of just $4,548. The state of a country's economy, however, can play a major role in determining the quality of its residents' experiences. Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of ...
American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World
New York Times - 6/29/2013 11:54:31 PM
“If a woman wants acupuncture, an epidural or birth in water, that’s what she’ll get.” Despite its lavish spending, the United States has one of the highest rates of both infant ... “Welcome to my world,” she said. Extras Add Up Though Ms ...
Israel leaders in birth rate, but poverty major challenge
The Jerusalem Post - 8/21/2014 3:21:30 AM
While Israel has the highest birth rate in the developed world ... Indeed, Israel is the only country in the world to offer essentially free in-vitro fertilization for women for up to two children, as well as near-universal child benefits, far exceeding ...
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 10:26:52 PM
... 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. The report is the ...
Taiwan Birth Rate Falls to World’s Lowest
Voice of America - 8/16/2011 7:59:25 PM
Taiwan’s rate of 0.9 is now the world’s lowest ... Taiwan and Singapore, the low birth rate is a key policy priority which they’re trying to address right now," Wai said. "To make matters worse, in all three countries, including China, there ...