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
World Prematurity Day: Let's cut preterm birth rate in half by 2030
FOX News - 11/17/2014 6:26:27 PM
The March of Dimes recommends that our nation set a goal to cut our preterm birth rate in half by 2030. This may sound audacious, but why can’t the United States be the best country for newborn health? November 17th is World Prematurity Day when ...
Lack of access to health insurance keeps U.S. premature birth rate near Somalia’s
Washington Post - 11/13/2014 11:14:32 AM
Howse in a statement. In 2010, the U.S. ranked 131st out of 184 countries on preterm birth rate, according to a report by the World Health Organization. In that year our premature birth rate was the same as Somalia's. Why the relatively high rate?
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:54:11 AM
This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families. In the countries where the gap increased ... The surveys include information about each woman's birth histories, including detailed ...
Preterm Birth Now Leading Cause of Death Among Newborns
Guardian LV - 11/19/2014 2:03:23 AM
Although babies all around the world face certain dangers at birth ... birth complications in children under five years of age. Out of 162 countries with terrible rates of preterm birth related deaths, the United States ranks at 141: the National Center ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
HealthCanal - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
BERKELEY — As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East ... UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous ...
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 ...
Taiwan's senior population may be 4 times that of kids in 2060
AsiaOne - 11/21/2014 1:10:55 AM
However, the birth rate has declined since then. Last year, the birth rate registered at 1.07, making Taiwan one of the countries with the world's lowest birth rate. "There are only about 200,000 newborn babies each year in Taiwan," CFRC Director James ...
UNICEF decries low birth registration
The Nation - 11/20/2014 5:54:15 PM
As Nigeria joins the world Thursday to commemorate the 25th anniversary ... the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the low rate of birth registration in the country, especially the hard-to-reach areas of the North. The Child Protection ...
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The village has ...
Report: Michigan's preterm birth rate improving
Midland Daily News - 11/20/2014 7:52:58 AM
Despite this progress, the nation still received a “C” on the annual report card and still has one of the highest rates of preterm birth of any high resource country ... Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day. In Michigan, Flagstar ...
World Prematurity Day 2014: Taking Action for Newborns Born Too Soon
The Huffington Post - 11/19/2014 10:17:19 AM
November 17th marks the fourth commemoration of World Prematurity ... defined as birth before 37 weeks gestation, is a global problem and should not be defined as a developing-nation-struggle. For instance, the U.S experiences a preterm birth rate of ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the US and other countries
Eurek Alert - 10/9/2014 7:55:39 PM
and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
It also sent birth rates tumbling ... A return to "normal" growth is unlikely: Economic growth of 3 percent a year in developed countries, the average over four decades, had been considered a natural rate of expansion, sure to return once damage from ...
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/14/2014 3:43:21 AM
... with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks ...