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
If you want a natural birth in Brazil, you'd better go elsewhere
Tree Hugger - 1/22/2015 7:52:49 PM
Such a birth model, I’m discovering ... Contrast this to the World Health Organization’s recommendation that any country’s C-section rate should be no higher than 15 percent, and you can see that Brazil’s rate is far beyond what’s necessary.
Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World
The Huffington Post - 1/20/2015 10:15:22 AM
These countries have to answer the question of how they will ... The opposite problem haunts much of the non-industrialized world, where birth rates are exploding. In Japan more than 20 percent of the population is over age 65. The Japanese government ...
Mexico Announces Plan to Stem Rising Rate of Teen Pregnancies
Wall Street Journal - 1/24/2015 2:46:48 AM
The current effort will center on education and health care, including greater access to birth control, government officials said. Mexican government statistics ... each year in the world, and that teen girls in low-income countries are five times more ...
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every ... has seen many mothers give birth in hospitals as compared to previous ...
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
Bio Edge - 1/24/2015 2:56:57 PM
“China's sex imbalance problem among newborns is the most serious and prolonged in the world and the population it affects is the greatest”. They noted that there are over 33 million more men than women in the country. Statistics published by the ...
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 ...
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
The World Bank is a very active player in this area ... years to fight poverty and promote measures that alleviate it. However, the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...
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 ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...
Switzerland stuns markets by scrapping exchange rate peg
The News & Advance - 1/15/2015 5:56:26 AM
The Swiss stock index dropped 9 percent as investors worried about the prospect of the country's exports becoming more expensive and less competitive internationally. The Swiss central bank introduced the minimum exchange rate policy in Sept. 2011 in an ...
Pope Francis On Birth Control: Don’t ‘Breed Like Rabbits,’ Catholics Use Responsible Parenting
The Inquisitr - 1/18/2015 11:53:47 PM
In a country where more than 80 percent of the 100 million population ... The Philippines has one of the highest birth rates in Asia. In the mid-flight interview, Pope Francis wanted to admonish Catholics who felt compelled to breed “like rabbits ...
Brazil health officials concerned over cesarean birth ‘epidemic’
VOXXI - 1/15/2015 11:57:20 PM
The World Bulletin reports 84.6 percent of babies born in the country are born through cesarean ... SEE ALSO: Why Brazilian women choose natural birth over cesarean “Much lower C-section rates and been successful at least with hospitals that are paid ...
The World in 2030
Politico - 1/22/2015 2:59:19 PM
So we’ll be able to see those similar declines in other countries ... will doubtless see themselves even more as world citizens. It might be too much to hope that discrimination against place of birth will collapse as rapidly as discrimination ...
How do you rate your 2015 Asian Cup experience?
The Roar - 1/24/2015 5:24:17 AM
The World Cup dream appears distant and another Asian ... anticipating an unprecedented level of conversation and energy around football in this country. This raises two questions. How would we rate the overall spectacle? And how do we parlay any positives ...