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
Still Growing: Latest World Population Projections
The Huffington Post - 7/29/2015 1:58:01 AM
Some ominously warned of a global "birth dearth ... years ago the UN was projecting that world population would reach 10.9 million by the end of the century. While fertility rates continue to decline in most countries, gender inequalities in developing ...
World population set to soar to 9.7bn by 2050
The Scotsman - 7/30/2015 7:07:37 PM
The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050 as India becomes the largest country, the United Nations ... years because of the declining fertility rate and increase in longevity. Life expectancy at birth was also shown to have increased ...
World Population to Hit 8.5 Billion by 2030
Inter Press Service - 7/30/2015 10:46:33 AM
Africa also has the highest adolescent birth rate: 98 out of 1,000 women. Africa will “play a central role in shaping the size and distribution of the world’s population over the coming decades,” says the report. In the 48 least developed countries ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/29/2015 7:01:39 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population ... life expectancy at birth has increased significantly in the least developed countries in recent years. The six-year average ...
Higher birth rate would ease burden of old-age care: Expert
AsiaOne - 7/31/2015 3:14:23 AM
The falling birth rate, therefore, should draw the attention of the authorities. Last year, the country's young population - from newborns to 14-year-olds - accounted for only 16.5 per cent of the total, which is lower than the world average of 26 per cent ...
India to bump out China as world’s most populous country, fast
moroccoworldnews.com - 7/30/2015 8:59:10 AM
China and India remain the two most populated countries in the world, each with more than one billion people ... due to a preexisting decrease in fertility rates. The report said several countries faced a population decline of more than 15 percent by ...
U.N Reports Reveal The World Population To Reach 8.5 Billion By 2030.
Tell Me News - 7/30/2015 8:52:01 AM
Further, Nigeria is expected to be world ... rate of population growth is increasing most rapidly in Nigeria. Currently 7th, Nigeria is expected to be 3rd largest country by next 30-35 years. Report further stated that the life expectancy at the time of ...
Scots midwife's invention revolutionises deliveries and saves lives during childbirth in developing countries
Daily Record - 7/31/2015 9:40:56 AM
PREGNANT women in some of the world’s poorest countries ... of a Scots midwife’s invention. In countries like India and China, women are often strapped to a bed with their legs in stirrups while they give birth. But Cass McNamara’s invention has ...
World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision
ReliefWeb - 7/30/2015 2:18:18 AM
Slower world population growth due to lower fertility rates Future population growth ... Life expectancy at birth has increased significantly in the least developed countries in recent years. The six-year average gain in life expectancy among the poorest ...
Ebola Disrupts Liberia Birth Records, Poses Trafficking Threat
International Business Times - 7/30/2015 9:02:09 PM
Before the Ebola outbreak in December 2013, birth registration rates in Liberia increased to 25 percent in 2013 from four percent in 2007, then the world's second lowest rate, according to the country's demographic and health surveys. But the number of ...
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 ...
6 fascinating facts about sex around the world
Salon - 7/24/2015 9:13:27 AM
While Europeans may think American sex norms are wack, how do other countries compare when ... because the world record for baby-makin’ goes to an 18th-century Russian woman, who gave birth to 69 children in her lifetime (67 of whom survived infancy ...
DR, third in the region with highest teen pregnancy rate
Domican Today - 7/27/2015 1:06:07 PM
The Dominican Republic is among the top three countries in the region with the highest fertility rate ... given birth. According to elnuevodiario.com.do, the country is above the average for Latin America, by 31 adolescents, and doubles the world average.
Brazil strives to reduce sky-high C-section rate
Tree Hugger - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
The country is notorious for having the world’s highest C-section rate – a shocking 87 percent average of deliveries ... on a mission to bring down those numbers. The new pro-natural birth initiative requires doctors to provide information to patients ...
Global Population To Hit 8.5B By 2030, With India To Surpass China As Most Populous Nation By 2022, U.N. Estimates Show
Kaiser Family Foundation - 7/30/2015 2:28:27 PM
News outlets report on the U.N.’s 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects. The Guardian: Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility “Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is ...