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
Abortion Rates Soar In Zika-Stricken Countries, As Women Try To Avoid Major Birth Defects
The Frisky - 6/23/2016 3:04:47 AM
Abortion has become a contentious issue in Latin American countries since the conclusion of 2015, when Zika began to emerge at particularly alarming rates and the link between Zika and serious birth defects ... On a world scale, alarming numbers of ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 -- Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American ... abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The World Health Organization predicts ...
10 Extreme Ways Countries Have Tried To Control Birthrates
listverse.com - 6/23/2016 7:08:10 AM
By the end of the 20th century, the world population ... is the problem, countries have tried some pretty odd things to control birthrates. But these 10 ways are among the absolute strangest. With a 0.4 percent population growth rate and a birthrate ...
Japan tackles low birth rate by offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs
RT - 6/17/2016 7:58:14 AM
Public funds will be made available to women living in a suburb of Tokyo who wish to freeze their eggs as part of a pilot program aimed at reversing Japan’s falling birth ... in the country’s child population. Japan has a fertility rate 1.4 births ...
Abortion Rates Soar in Countries With Zika
MedPage Today - 6/22/2016 10:39:56 PM
These countries also had both legally restricted abortion and national pregnancy advisories, where they provided information about the potentially devastating birth defects associated ... to ignore that women around the world do not have access to this ...
World Refugee Day: Five human influxes that have shaped India
The Indian Express - 6/20/2016 3:08:20 AM
The birth of the country itself occurred in the midst one of the biggest such crises the world has seen. However ... by disturbances and conflicts occurring at an unprecedented rate between locals and refugees, as the newly formed government struggled ...
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 ...
Colombia’s surprisingly low rates of birth defects from Zika are “somewhat reassuring”
nytlive.nytimes.com - 6/17/2016 10:07:05 AM
Colombia has had a “very large” Zika outbreak over the past seven months that has infected some 65,000 people across the country, including 12,000 pregnant women, but has not caused a significant number of birth defects, according to BuzzFeed.
Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries
Portal em dia - 6/23/2016 4:52:09 AM
Demand for the abortion pill spiked in the seven countries now suffering from Zika outbreaks, following warnings issued previous year that the virus causes birth defects ... occurred in those countries. The World Health Organization predicts that 3 ...
Blood test developed to predict premature birth
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 6/23/2016 7:54:06 PM
Premature births, meaning delivery before 37 weeks gestation, is the main cause of death and disability of babies globally according to the World ... premature birth risk is a vaginal swab and a cervical ultrasound, which has an accuracy rate of about ...
Deaths outpace births in Spain for first time on record
Channel News Asia - 6/23/2016 3:22:05 PM
The country has the tenth oldest population in the world with an average age of around 43 ... in the next 15 years and by 5.6 million in the next 50 years. Spain's birth rate peaked just before its economy began to crumble in 2008, with almost 100,000 ...
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 ...
Private, Nonprofit Companies Introduce Birth Control Apps, Websites, Women Need Not Visit Clinics For Prescriptions
Science World Report - 6/20/2016 4:19:55 AM
Public health experts believe that this new development will help in promoting contraceptives and other birth control methods to lower the increased rate of unintended pregnancies and abortions, as well as address issues faced by some countries ...
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
Either way, it’s clear that the U.S. still has a long way to go; 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.
World Patent Marketing Invention Team Proudly Offers Sleep Safely Baby Bedding, A Baby Invention That Prioritizes The Safety Of Every Child In A Crib
Yahoo Finance - 6/21/2016 1:08:27 PM
"The Durable Baby Goods industry is worth $6 billion,"says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "An increase in the birth rate raises the number ... been a very large problem in our country. We finally have the answer to ...