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
If you want a natural birth in Brazil, you'd better go elsewhere
Tree Hugger - 1/22/2015 7:52:49 PM
Such a birth model, I’m discovering ... Contrast this to the World Health Organization’s recommendation that any country’s C-section rate should be no higher than 15 percent, and you can see that Brazil’s rate is far beyond what’s necessary.
Mexico Announces Plan to Stem Rising Rate of Teen Pregnancies
Wall Street Journal - 1/24/2015 2:46:48 AM
The current effort will center on education and health care, including greater access to birth control, government officials said. Mexican government statistics ... each year in the world, and that teen girls in low-income countries are five times more ...
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every ... has seen many mothers give birth in hospitals as compared to previous ...
Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
AOL - 1/25/2015 7:39:07 AM
"Things have changed drastically for the better - no one can deny that," said Aitor Sanchez Lacomba, Liberia country director for the International ... systems and to reinforce agencies like the World Health Organization. But little has changed.
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
Bio Edge - 1/24/2015 2:56:57 PM
“China's sex imbalance problem among newborns is the most serious and prolonged in the world and the population it affects is the greatest”. They noted that there are over 33 million more men than women in the country. Statistics published by the ...
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
The World Bank is a very active player in this area ... years to fight poverty and promote measures that alleviate it. However, the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...
How do you rate your 2015 Asian Cup experience?
The Roar - 1/24/2015 5:24:17 AM
The World Cup dream appears distant and another Asian ... anticipating an unprecedented level of conversation and energy around football in this country. This raises two questions. How would we rate the overall spectacle? And how do we parlay any positives ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
The World in 2030
Politico - 1/22/2015 2:59:19 PM
So we’ll be able to see those similar declines in other countries ... will doubtless see themselves even more as world citizens. It might be too much to hope that discrimination against place of birth will collapse as rapidly as discrimination ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Joy Online - 1/25/2015 4:43:08 PM
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean ... In Santa Fe, cancer rates are two times to four times higher than the national average. In Chaco, birth defects quadrupled in the decade after biotechnology ...
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 ...
Switzerland stuns markets by scrapping exchange rate peg
The News & Advance - 1/15/2015 5:56:26 AM
The Swiss stock index dropped 9 percent as investors worried about the prospect of the country's exports becoming more expensive and less competitive internationally. The Swiss central bank introduced the minimum exchange rate policy in Sept. 2011 in an ...
This Week in Sex: Birth Control on ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Not Much Sex in Japan
RH Reality Check - 1/23/2015 10:11:48 AM
A new report by the Japan Family Planning Association surveyed 3,000 adults in the country about their ... of means around the world to access contraception now. In the episode, Mary left the illicit activity of procuring birth control up to her lady ...
Potential World Record Of All 30 MLB Parks In 21 Or 22 Day – 2015 (Air + Ground Streak)
mlbreports.com - 1/25/2015 7:06:18 PM
We covered the ground attack yesterday for an all 30 MLB Parks World Record Pursuit ... This is where my Canadian Birth Certificate works to my advantage. I have a NEXUS Pass in International flight airports North of the Border.