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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks
Chicago Tribune - 4/28/2016 10:12:06 PM
The decline of the past decade has occurred in all regions in the country and among all races. But the most radical changes have been among Hispanic and black teens, whose birth rates have dropped ... keen observers of the world around them, and if their ...
Why Is American Home Birth So Dangerous?
New York Times - 4/30/2016 6:27:49 PM
IS home birth ... the countries are roughly equal. The problem is that there are two types of midwives in the United States. The first, certified nurse midwives, called C.N.M.s, are perhaps the best-educated, best-trained midwives in the world, exceeding ...
CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist
Your West Valley - 5/1/2016 12:14:24 PM
The white rate fell 35 percent, from 27 to 17 per 1,000. Teen births have been declining across the country, through the drop has been greater in some states than others. The teen birth rate fell nearly 50 percent in Arizona, Colorado and Connecticut ...
Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls
WAMU - 4/28/2016 5:25:46 PM
The CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services have been working with nine communities with some of the highest teen birth rates in the country to develop broad ... for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas.
Countries With Best Maternity Leave Benefits
theepochtimes.com - 4/28/2016 3:42:34 AM
Paid maternity leave—a contentious issue in the United States—is available for mothers (and sometimes fathers) in developed countries around the world. A recent report ... the 6 weeks of leave prior to birth are considered maternity leave.
Common acne drug causes severe birth defects and miscarriages when used by pregnant women... so why is it still legal?
naturalnews.com - 5/1/2016 6:16:29 AM
(NaturalNews) Zika might be dominating the headlines as the media and scientists publicize a possible link to birth defects ... in other countries. Retinoids have also been connected to schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. The World Health Organization ...
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’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
Pew Research Center - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
The world ... countries. But they make up a larger share of the total populations of rapidly aging Japan and Italy. Today, there are 4.8 centenarians for every 10,000 people in Japan and 4.1 in Italy. By comparison, in the U.S. – which is aging at a ...
Lowered birth rates 1 reason why women outlive men
Science Codex - 4/18/2016 2:28:31 AM
Using unique demographic records on 140,600 reproducing individuals from the Utah Population Database, a research team led from Uppsala University has come to the conclusion that lowered birth rates ... and more countries throughout the world go through ...
Women outlive men due to lowered birth rates: study
Deccan Herald - 4/19/2016 11:17:03 AM
Lowered birth rates may be one reason why women ... expected lifespans are continuously changing throughout the world," Bolund said. "For example, the results suggest that as more and more countries throughout the world go through the demographic ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
the countries with the highest rates of preterm births include Brazil, India, Nigeria and the U.S. The average preterm birth rate among the poorest nations in the world is 12 percent. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week This year the organization looked ...
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 ...
Child marriages in Burkina Faso amongst world’s highest, report finds
Ghana Web - 4/28/2016 2:05:20 PM
A report by Amnesty International has indicated that Burkina Faso has one of the world’s highest rates of forced and early marriages ... Faso”, more than half of girls in some areas of the country were married before the age of 17, contradicting ...
The battle for birth control: Afghanistan's new fight
The Express Tribune - 4/26/2016 4:35:03 AM
Afghanistan has the second highest rate of under-five mortality in the world — thousands of children die every year, while every two hours a woman dies due to complications related to pregnancy and birth ... branches across the country but has thus ...