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
What countries around the world give their citizens for having children
Quartz - 4/19/2014 11:24:59 AM
Of course, experts are still arguing over whether governments can effectively raise birth rates through encouragement and incentives. And while these measures aren’t likely to be what tips the demographic balance in aging countries, they may contribute ...
Iran to ban vasectomies and impose new punishments for doctors offering contraception in attempt to increase birth rate
Daily Mail - 4/15/2014 9:23:52 PM
Vasectomies could be banned in Iran as abortion rules in the country are tightened to help ... census figures show the population's growth rate reached 3.9 percent — among the highest in the world at the time and in line with Persian traditions that ...
What liberals get wrong about having kids
Yahoo News - 4/18/2014 7:58:35 AM
Without immigration, the birth rate alone would not be enough to replenish the ... Let’s consider 2010 carbon dioxide emissions per capita for a few countries, courtesy of the World Bank (figures are in metric tons): Burkina Faso: 0.1 United States ...
Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate
The Huffington Post - 4/16/2014 4:29:12 PM
The reasons why are varied and contentious — including, but by no means limited to, hospital policies about how birth should ... clear "ideal" rate, the United States has set a goal of lowering its rate by 10 percent by 2020, while the World Health ...
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 ...
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 ...
China's babies at risk from soot and smog
Georgia Straight - 4/19/2014 8:40:21 AM
Its fine-particle pollution is “the worst in the world ... according to the country’s Ministry of Health. There likely are many factors involved, but regional differences suggest pollutants may be contributing: Birth-defect rates more than doubled ...
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 ...
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 ...
Premature Birth Rates Increase In Most Of The World
Medical News Today - 6/11/2012 7:18:36 PM
who was team leader producing the estimates for the World Health Organization published in Born Too Soon, says: "Our estimates highlight a fact that has received little attention. Most European countries have about half the preterm birth rate of the USA ...
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 ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
... health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual statistics report highlights how efforts to meet the ...
Birth Rate Plunges, Projected To Reach Lowest Level In Decades
The Huffington Post - 7/26/2012 7:01:01 PM
Some developing countries with high poverty tend to have some of the highest birth rates in the world, due in part to poor access to education and birth control for women. But birth rates tend to fall in industrialized countries when the job market is weak.
Travel ad urges Denmark's citizens to go on vacation, have sex and boost birth rate
New York Daily News - 3/27/2014 7:30:24 PM
Bring on the hanky panky. A hilarious travel ad urges Danes to “do it for Denmark,” based on the premise that more romantic getaways will help boost the country’s birth rate — reportedly at a 27-year low. “Can sex save Denmark’s future?”
A stunning map of depression rates around the world
Washington Post - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
The Middle East and North Africa suffer the world’s highest ... we're not looking at rates of clinical depression, exactly, so much as the rate at which people are diagnosed with clinical depression. People who live in countries with greater awareness ...