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
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 ...
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 ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Further, HelpAge International’s “Global AgeWatch 2013 Index” ranked Sweden the best country for older people to live in this year. The country had one of the ... versus 36.5% in the U.S. Italian health care spending totaled just over ...
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Preterm birth rates were below 10% in 88 countries. Rates were 15% or higher in 11 countries in 2010, and all but 2 of those countries were in sub-Saharan Africa. The highest preterm birth rates were in low-income countries (11.8%) and lower middle-income ...
Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries
Science Daily - 12/4/2013 3:32:11 PM
Dec. 4, 2013 — A new study published in the journal Demography shows that improvements in education levels around the world have been key drivers of economic growth in developing countries that has previously been attributed to declines in fertility rates.
Should You Be Concerned About the Country’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Birth Rate?
Theblaze - 12/7/2012 3:00:23 AM
He argues with America’s “dynamic economy ... “Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Unfounded Concerns Over Falling U.S. Birth Rates” that there are “a whole host of positive” effects from a lowered birth rate. These include “female literacy ...
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
cis.org - 11/20/2013 12:42:40 PM
Immigrants in the U.S. from these countries have a Total Fertility Rate of 2.86 in 2002 ... long-term temporary visas such as students or guest workers. The Census Bureau definition does not include those born abroad of American citizen parents.
Birth rate plummets in Brazil
articles.washingtonpost.com - 12/28/2011 11:54:13 PM
BATAN, Brazil — Priscila da Silva once asked her grandmother ... only one of whom has planned a family of any size. “This is another time, and it’s not the same.” Fertility rates have dropped in many parts of the world in recent decades, but ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
... world's richest countries not better serve its mothers? The U.S., it turns out, has the second-highest preterm birth rate in the world, meaning that babies are born too early, and the highest first-day infant death rate in the developed world ...
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 ... held by females have a lower newborn mortality rate.
Premature birth rates could fall with five proven steps, report finds
CBS News - 11/16/2012 4:47:01 PM
Premature birth rates could be reduced if five proven interventions were implemented by 39 high-resource countries, a new report finds. Around 15 million premature babies ... and recommended some inexpensive steps that developing countries ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
One of the most wrong-headed arguments in the debate about Muslims in Europe is the shrill “Eurabia” claim that high birth rates and immigration will make Muslims the majority on the continent within a few decades. Based on sleight-of-hand statistics ...
Italian birth rate continues to sink and drag down Italian “life satisfaction”
Lifesite - 10/23/2013 11:24:20 PM
With a total fertility rate standing at about 1.41 children born per woman, Italy’s birth rate is ranked 203 rd out of 224 countries of the world. As of this year too, Italian deaths have outstripped births, with 10.01 deaths per 1,000 population and 8 ...
Even in the safest country in the world, birth is a risk
Sydney Morning Herald - 8/9/2013 12:07:20 PM
About seven in every 100 women in Australia will haemorrhage after giving birth. But for all the bad news stories about pregnancy and childbirth, there are thousands of good ones. While health problems are on the rise, most Australian women give birth ...