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
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
Queenmother Of Atimpoku Supports Legalization Of Homosexuality In Ghana
Modern Ghana - 7/7/2015 7:42:04 PM
Nana Abrewa Kwabiaa IV said the legalization of same sex marriage will help reduce high birth rate in the country and help in the even distribution ... I would be happy because the population of this world is increasing by the day and that would help ...
Brazil tightens rules to reduce caesarean sections
The Scotsman - 7/7/2015 10:55:20 PM
The World Health Organisation said the international healthcare community considers the “ideal rate” for caesarean ... with natural births in the country. There have been reports of some mothers-to-be who want to give birth naturally in a private ...
World Breast Pumps Industry
The Business Journal - 7/7/2015 10:12:23 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and ... for Breast Pumps Market II-17 Declining Birth Rates in Few Countries: A Key Cause for Concern II-17 Table ...
Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country
Helena Daily World - 7/5/2015 11:59:09 AM
Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could ... have a 25% chance of never marrying and a 40% chance of never having kids. Japan's birth rate hit a record low in 2014 at just over 1 million infants. When combined with 1.3 ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/31/2015 4:41:03 AM
Germany’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest in the world, according to a study by an auditing firm. The country has dropped below Japan to take the lowest birth rate globally, according to the study by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics ...
Cuba First Country To Stop Mother-To-Newborn Transmission Of AIDS And Syphilis
thesource.com - 7/3/2015 11:57:21 PM
According to the World Health Organization ... down mother-to-child transmission rates by more than 90 percent. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 162 children were infected at birth. 14 percent of Americans with HIV don’t ...
Women's soccer teams win more if their country has better gender equality
Vox - 7/5/2015 8:48:51 PM
Ser uses a gender equality index, developed by the United Nations, that measures things like adolescent birth rates ... U.S. 20th in the world — and Japan 104th. In either case, it's a compelling theory that makes some intuitive sense: countries that ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
The number of babies being born in Germany is officially the lowest in the world. That’s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Some Puerto Ricans, discouraged by financial crisis, plan to move off island
Los Angeles Times - 7/6/2015 6:17:21 PM
is a former World Bank chief economist, recommended a variety of fixes, including reducing the dependence on imported oil; cutting wages to reduce labor costs; and revamping labor laws to encourage hiring, thereby reducing the 12.2% unemployment rate and ...
There's more than one way to celebrate our nation's birth
St. Augustine Record - 7/3/2015 12:01:31 PM
RED, WHITE & BOOM: The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort will host the annual Red, White & Boom celebration at 9 p.m. today. Concessions are available with special room rates for the holiday ... celebrate the nation’s birth with a night of dancing ...
Popular weedkiller may cause cancer, World Health Organization agency says
The Vancouver Sun - 7/2/2015 2:15:43 AM
have shown increased rates of certain birth defects, especially in boys, and lower sperm counts in adults." Dow said in a statement obtained by Reuters that the new classification is "inconsistent with government findings in nearly 100 countries" that have ...
Why too many mothers are still dying at childbirth in West Africa
THE CONVERSATION - 7/7/2015 1:05:22 AM
Maternal mortality rates in West Africa ... especially in poorer countries – many women are still dying unnecessarily. One of the explanations for the high maternal mortality is that very few women in the region give birth under skilled care.