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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/8/2014 12:25:22 AM
It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world as couples found themselves too ... A return to "normal" growth is unlikely: Economic growth of 3 percent a year in developed countries, the average over four decades, had been considered a natural rate ...
Taiwan Birth Rate Falls to World’s Lowest
Voice of America - 8/15/2011 11:56:50 PM
Taiwan’s rate of 0.9 is now the world’s lowest ... Taiwan and Singapore, the low birth rate is a key policy priority which they’re trying to address right now," Wai said. "To make matters worse, in all three countries, including China, there ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 3:31:25 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
Depopulation Debate in Japan, One of the World’s First Countries to Face the Issues
Ecology - 7/23/2014 12:28:18 AM
If the birth rate remains unchanged, the new working-age population ... Japan is farther ahead than any country in the world in the aging of society and with a declining population. These issues, however, are expected to be big global issues for the ...
8 countries you won’t believe have it backwards on birth control
Salon - 4/9/2014 12:41:16 PM
Most women in the world have access ... remains one of 45 countries that still ban over-the-counter birth control. Here’s a look at the eight most surprising nations that require a prescription, along with their birth rates and rates of abortion:
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 ...
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 ...
Which countries have the world’s highest murder rates? U.N. releases report
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
(CNN) — Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
Why a Falling Birth Rate Is a Big Problem
US News and World Report - 12/3/2012 8:44:33 PM
is a relatively high birth rate, which keep the population young, on average, and population growth robust. "Everybody comes into world with one mouth and two hands," says economist Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University. "It's generally true that ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. However, compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is relatively ... Few nations have a lower life expectancy at birth than Swaziland, where the average person is ...
In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t
Think Progress - 5/17/2013 3:34:20 PM
About 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access a modern contraceptive method, and nearly three quarters of those women live in the world’s poorest countries. “Unless the adequacy of ...