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
Tax scheme alone can't spur Thailand's birth rate
AsiaOne - 7/2/2015 3:48:47 AM
The result is that Thailand, like many other countries, has witnessed a sharp drop in the birth rate, and thus the proportion of seniors ... slowing population growth in an overcrowded world - from more than a million births a year to 760,000 as of 2010 ...
WHAT'S UP DOC? Education, access key to reducing death rates of mothers and babies
Patriot Ledger - 6/30/2015 5:05:43 PM
For reference, the United States’ rate is 6 per 1,000, ranking 55th among 224 countries where World Factbook data was reported ... WHO notes that most birth complications can be prevented or managed if women have access to a skilled birth attendant ...
Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country
Times Union - 7/1/2015 8:24:58 PM
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 1,001,000 infants. When combined with 1.3 million ...
Report Shows Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth
MSN - 7/1/2015 8:14:49 AM
Bohren, a research consultant at the World ... countries, about a third of women give birth without what experts call a skilled birth attendant, meaning someone with medical training like a professional midwife, doctor or nurse. The maternal death rate ...
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 ...
Cuba First Country to Eradicate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: WHO
The New Indian Express - 7/1/2015 3:21:20 AM
HAVANA: Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and ... which can result in early fetal loss and stillbirth, neonatal death, low-birth-weight infants and serious neonatal infections. Thanks to Cuba's ...
How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People?
National Geographic - 6/30/2015 11:53:45 PM
In his new book, The End of Plenty: The Race To Feed A Crowded World ... countries, like France, they’re already practicing family planning. Even Latin America, where the pope comes from, has had tremendous success reducing fertility rates.
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 ...
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 ...
Current Affairs: Cuba became first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO
PrepSure - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Cuba on June 30, 2015 became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and ... Cuba succeeded in lowering the HIV transmission rate to 1.85 percent, below the 2 percent target rate countries in the region in conjunction with ...
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 ...
UNICEF's Report on the World's Poorest Children Shows More Needs to be Done
Economy Watch - 7/1/2015 7:27:42 PM
The most marginalised children in some of the world’s poorest countries may have actually been left behind ... has reduced by 41% and there has been a 53% reduction in the global mortality rate for children younger than five years old.
Popular weedkiller may cause cancer, World Health Organization agency says
Canada - 7/1/2015 11:59:43 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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.