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
Burma's birth control law exposes Buddhist fear of Muslim minority
theguardian.com - 5/25/2015 12:59:06 AM
Nationalist monks are behind new powers enabling authorities to ‘organise’ family planning among groups with high birth rates such as Rohingyas Despite ... have a gap of 36 months between births. The World Health Organisation recommends a similar ...
10 Countries with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 8:09:44 AM
The most vulnerable age for kids is between the time of their birth and until the age of 5 ... which also contributes to rise in mortality rate. Our article Country-by-Country Life Expectancy: The World’s 15 Healthiest Countries can also help our ...
What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common
East Idaho News - 5/18/2015 5:28:05 PM
As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone ... rates compared to other regions in the world. The chart included in the analysis ...
Is the UK still a Christian country?
My Telegraph - 5/25/2015 10:31:46 AM
By 2050, however, Europe will be home to just 16% of the world’s Christians, while four out of every 10 Christians globally will live in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to high birth rates and falling ... are still a Christian country’, but for how much ...
Humans living longer by six years, report shows
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/18/2015 6:08:03 AM
Highlights from the “World Health Statistics 2015 include: *Life expectancy at birth has increased six years for both men and women since 1990. *Two-thirds of deaths worldwide are due to non-communicable diseases. *In some countries, more than one-third ...
Japan’s graduate hiring rate reaches near record high
worldfinance.com - 5/20/2015 9:26:06 AM
As the country’s baby boomer generation retires, businesses looking to replenish their workforce face a smaller pool of potential recruits, owing to Japan’s fall in birth rate in recent years.
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
Mauritius has been given a very poor grade by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have ... 9 women in 1,000 died after giving birth in 2013. Back in 2000, only 4 in 1,000 women ...
Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim
Reuters - 5/25/2015 12:19:08 PM
The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and will eventually overrun the predominately Buddhist country. "This law targets one religion, one population, in one area," said Khin Lay, founder of the Yangon ...
U.S. birth data underscores higher C-section risks, CDC says
Win 98.5 - 5/20/2015 12:25:04 PM
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. women who give birth ... third rate remains historically high, Curtin said. C-sections accounted for about 23.5 percent of births in 1991, the CDC said. The ideal rate for cesarean births is from 10 to 15 percent, the World Health ...
Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health
Voice of America - 5/20/2015 10:19:12 PM
The ranking is based on statistics for maternal health ... Only nine percent of pregnant women in the country have access to skilled birth attendants. The U.N. says the world has a massive midwife shortage, and says this is particularly dangerous for ...
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.
New Zealand's maternity statistics should be better, says expert
Medical Xpress - 5/20/2015 1:43:48 PM
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert. Dr Geller's ...
Is it enough to achieve the middle-income country status?
opinion.bdnews24.com - 5/20/2015 1:36:39 PM
... from a LDC to an upper middle income country in 1994. Its per capita income in 2013 was $7,770 (The World Bank Atlas method, current US$) – the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, its poverty rate is over 19% and around 23% of its population ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality rate (IMR) for Shelby County was 14.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The county was ranked third-highest in the country and ... Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data.