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
US teenage birth rates fall again but still among highest in developed world
The Guardian - 9/28/2016 12:36:56 PM
Photograph: Alamy Teenage birth rates continue to fall in the US, though the country’s rate remains much higher than those in other developed countries, according to new data released on Wednesday. In 2015, the teen birth rate dropped 8% from the ...
Erdoğan banned caesarean sections, so why does Turkey have the highest rates in the OECD?
THE CONVERSATION - 9/26/2016 2:45:10 AM
... highest caesarean section rate of any OECD country – one in every two women gives birth by caesarean. This rate has risen from 26% in 1998, far surpassing the optimal rate of 15% recommended by the World Health Organisation. There is no doubt that ...
Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries
Investopedia - 9/28/2016 4:18:51 PM
Brazil's high birth rate, at 15.2 births per 1,000 people ... China is not a developed country. Despite having the world's second-largest economy and third-largest military, China is still not classified as a developed country. The biggest reason: Its ...
Lowest Birth Rates In The World By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
With a global population of over 7 billion people that continues to rise, it may seem odd to consider that there are countries that experience very low birth rates, and whose populations ... planet is a vital part to the world as a whole, and a steady ...
Top 10 Countries with Highest Birth Rate in the World
toptenfindings.com - 1/28/2015 11:56:14 PM
In this article we will talk about top 10 countries of the world with highest birth rate. We all know that fertility rate in many countries is increasing day by day. This is a big problem for many countries because as population increases government has ...
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds
New York Times - 9/21/2016 9:27:48 PM
Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that has gone against ... from heart failure six months after she gives birth, it can sometimes take a special analysis ...
US world’s most expensive place to give birth
siasat.com - 9/16/2016 3:32:49 AM
Washington: The US is the most expensive place in the world for women to give birth, the media on Saturday ... The report said while high income countries had taken many steps to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, the cost of maternity care ...
Global goal to reduce maternal deaths threatened by lack of access to quality care: study
FOX News - 9/16/2016 1:48:26 PM
Nearly 53 million of the poorest women in the world receive no skilled assistance during birth, the study said ... The gap between countries with the lowest and highest maternal mortality rates has doubled between 1990 and 2013 and huge differences ...
Australia, world's second most expensive place to give birth: study
english.sina.com - 9/16/2016 3:18:31 AM
16 (Xinhua) -- Australia is the second most expensive place in the world for women to give birth， a new study has shown ... have a caesarean section which was the highest rate among the 14 countries in the survey. Another two percent of Australian ...
Statistics show low contraceptive usage in Ghana
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 9/27/2016 11:05:04 AM
Available statistics indicate that Ghana ... experts envisage a strain on the economic growth of the country. These came up at the launch of National Family Planning Week in Accra. It also coincided with World Contraception Day.
Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline
The Straits Times - 9/23/2016 2:58:53 PM
Despite the turnaround, Germany's birth rate remains below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. The country's low birth rate has contributed to shaping much of the European economic giant's policies, including questions surrounding state ...
Kenya: Preterm Birth Complications Leading Cause of Death Among Children Under-Five
AllAfrica - 9/24/2016 9:21:15 AM
Today 10:23 am (17 minutes ago) Professor Marleen Temmerman, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Aga Khan University Hospital and Chair of the PTBi Symposium added that Kenya was ranked position 15 in the world for preterm birth rates. She revealed ...
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 ...
Growth rate steady as Israel’s population reaches 8.58 million
St. Louis Jewish Light - 9/27/2016 3:05:28 AM
The growth rate ... country at 1.786 million, grew at a rate of 2.2 percent. Other groups, including non-Arab Christians and those identifying with other religions, which make up 4.4 percent of the population at 380,000, grew at a rate of 3.8 percent. The ...
Fresno County's preterm birth crisis
YourCentralValley - 9/28/2016 11:14:02 PM
... a preterm birth rate on par with some of the poorest countries in the world. In 2013, 1 and 10 babies was born preterm. In this special report we take a look at the families affected, causes and organizations working to reduce the preterm birth rate.