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
US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976
Medical Daily - 5/23/2013 10:58:11 PM
The report by the US National Center for Health Statistics found that from 1991 to 2001, the rate of births among teens aged 15 to 19 years old was cut in half from 62 births per 1,000 teens to 31 births per 1,000. In fact, just from 2007 to ...
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
US News and World Report - 5/23/2013 6:33:20 PM
it's important to realize that "our rates are still higher than in other countries." For instance, the teen birth rate in Japan is 4.9 per 1,000, according to United Nations data from 2009 to 2010. In the Netherlands, it's 5.3 -- about six times ...
Teen Birth Rate in U.S. Declined to All-Time Low in 2011
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 10:33:44 AM
Teen birth rates dropped 25 percent in the U.S. in a five-year period to an all-time low in 2011, as pregnancy prevention measures paid off, according to a health agency report. Teen birth rates have dropped by almost half since 1991, the CDC ...
Hispanic teen birth rate decreased dramatically
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2013 1:11:13 PM
The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged ...
Russian birth rate increases by 5.6%
vestnikkavkaza.net - 5/24/2013 11:22:39 AM
Russian birth rate increased from 12.6 to 13.3 per thousand (by 5.6% ... one of the largest social networks in the country, by mistake, RIA Novosti cites Vladimir Pikov of the federal agency.Russia launched the automated registry of websites on November ...
Teen birth rate plummets more than 30 percent in Minnesota
Minneapolis City Pages (blog) - 5/24/2013 2:28:46 PM
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011 ... which shows a remarkable decline in teen births nationwide. The rates dropped at least 15 percent for all but two states during the four ...
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008, data supported by evidence from European demographic experts and a U.K.-wide parenting forum.
Teen births drop by 27% in Rhode Island, mirroring US
WPRI - 5/23/2013 3:55:51 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island's teen birth ... in the country, the CDC said. Teen births fell by 26% among non-Hispanic white Rhoed Islanders and by 30% among Hispanic residents from 2007 to 2011. The teen birth rate in Rhode Island ...
What’s Behind The Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rates
Time - 5/24/2013 9:42:26 AM
and recessions typically lead to some slow down in birth rates. “I do understand that most teens are not checking their 401Ks, but it is reasonable to say that teens are very keen at observing the world around them. I think that it can have a ...
Nearly every state sees teen birth rate drop significantly
Jackson Clarion-Ledger - 5/24/2013 5:53:22 AM
The teen drop in the last five years coincided with an overall ... Hispanic women have been part of that trend, possibly due to the economy and to illegal immigration crackdowns in some states that reduce the number of young Hispanic females ...
Teen birth rates decline in most US states
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
The teen birth rate per 1,000 by state in 2011, and percentage decline since 2007: Alabama, 41, 22 percent Alaska, 36, 16 percent Arizona, 39, 35 percent
Nearly all U.S. states see big drop in teen birth rate
Denver Post - 5/23/2013 1:29:42 AM
NEW YORK — The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Latinos, according to a new government report. All states but West Virginia and North Dakota ...
More Women Using Modern Contraceptives in Developing World
Medscape News - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
In higher-income developing countries, the increase in demand was 10% during the same period. Although sterilization remains the most common birth control method in the developing world, its use has dropped in favor of "methods with higher failure rates ...
IG of the Day: Teen Birth Rate
baconsrebellion.com - 5/22/2013 1:26:43 PM
On the other hand…. It’s good to see that Virginia has one of the lower teen birth rates in the country, a standing that I would attribute largely to the fact that it also has one of the lowest poverty rates in the country.
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
The state's birth rate has steadily fallen over the last 23 years ... Maine's population has the highest percentage of Baby Boomers in the country, 29.4 percent. “A few aspects of Maine’s demographic picture stand out: an older population with a ...