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
Healthcare demand in India rising; country will need 3.5m hospital beds, 3m doctors by 2034
thenewsreports.com - 1/28/2015 6:59:46 AM
Several factors have resulted in poor health outcomes such as low life expectancy, high infant and maternal mortality rates. To bring about a winning leap in healthcare, India must increase life expectancy at birth from ... strength as a world leader ...
Watch: An aerial journey through the most beautiful country in the world…
The South African - 1/28/2015 9:51:34 AM
Yes, the best of our precious beautiful avocados are shipped to the UK leaving us with second-rate produce that is ... just how expensive South African food can be. On a trip up the world-renowned Sani Pass, Craig Lewis experienced an unforgettable ...
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.
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
National Right to Life News Today - 1/26/2015 9:28:17 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 ...
Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint JAN 26
New York Times - 1/28/2015 8:47:08 AM
Today, the Children’s Defense Fund is releasing a report entitled “Ending Child Poverty Now” that calls this country’s rate of child poverty “a moral ... it would be hard to think of a better use in the world for money.” To pay for the effort ...
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 ...
Birth Announcement Goes Viral
PopSugar Celebrity - 1/27/2015 3:14:52 PM
Getting pregnant this way has a lower success rate and it's incredibly expensive ... It felt like everyone in the world had seen our pregnancy photo. I work in digital media so I understand the power of viral content, yet I never would have predicted ...
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 ...
High abortion rate triggers fears for young women
Pakistan Defence - 1/28/2015 6:38:17 AM
China's high abortion rate has triggered ... Plan (2006-10). The country has 37 provincial-level distribution outlets involving more than 700,000 full- and part-time workers, according to the commission. The service mainly includes birth control pills ...
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 ...
“Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force,” by Pam and Russ Martens
Daily Kos - 1/27/2015 9:55:44 PM
Clifton reported that the U.S. now ranks 12th among developed nations in business startups with countries such as Hungary and Italy ... He writes: “My hunch is that no one talks about the birth and death rates of American business because Wall Street ...
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
BERKELEY — Having fewer children can actually boost a country’s standard of living As birth rates decline in many countries that ... East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
... rate for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and find out which country recorded the most murders in 2012.
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Joyonline - 1/25/2015 4:28:49 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 ...
World Prematurity Day: Let's cut preterm birth rate in half by 2030
FOX News - 11/17/2014 7:23:43 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 ...