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
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 -- Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American ... abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The World Health Organization predicts ...
Abortion Rates Soar In Zika-Stricken Countries, As Women Try To Avoid Major Birth Defects
The Frisky - 6/23/2016 3:04:47 AM
Abortion has become a contentious issue in Latin American countries since the conclusion of 2015, when Zika began to emerge at particularly alarming rates and the link between Zika and serious birth defects ... On a world scale, alarming numbers of ...
10 Extreme Ways Countries Have Tried To Control Birthrates
listverse.com - 6/23/2016 7:08:10 AM
By the end of the 20th century, the world population ... is the problem, countries have tried some pretty odd things to control birthrates. But these 10 ways are among the absolute strangest. With a 0.4 percent population growth rate and a birthrate ...
Japan tackles low birth rate by offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs
RT - 6/17/2016 7:58:14 AM
Public funds will be made available to women living in a suburb of Tokyo who wish to freeze their eggs as part of a pilot program aimed at reversing Japan’s falling birth ... in the country’s child population. Japan has a fertility rate 1.4 births ...
Duterte ready to clash with Catholic church on birth control
The Brandon Sun - 6/27/2016 7:39:13 AM
DAVAO, Philippines - The Philippine president-elect said Monday he would aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of ... join the conversation by leaving a comment. Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and ...
Abortion Rates Soar in Countries With Zika
MedPage Today - 6/22/2016 10:39:56 PM
These countries also had both legally restricted abortion and national pregnancy advisories, where they provided information about the potentially devastating birth defects associated ... to ignore that women around the world do not have access to this ...
NZ child mortality rates higher than for many wealthy countries
Stuff - 6/28/2016 12:07:03 AM
The data is included in Unicef's annual flagship report The State of the World's Children ... of dying between birth and exactly five years of age - was six per 1000 live births. It showed 37 countries with lower rates of between two and five.
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 ...
Philippines tough-guy leader defies Catholic Church on birth control
Washington Post - 6/27/2016 11:42:36 AM
The Philippines's tough-guy president-elect is turning his bare-knuckles campaign tactics on a potent adversary: the Roman Catholic Church and its opposition to artificial birth ... the country's supreme court. The Philippines also has one of the world's ...
Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts
Singularity Hub Blog - 6/27/2016 4:43:14 PM
When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book showing very strong evidence that the world is getting ... teen (15 to 19 years old) birth rates in the United States ...
Abortion pill orders increase in Zika-stricken Latin American countries, says study
Potinet! - 6/27/2016 5:51:50 AM
Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus ... In response to the dramatic increase in the Zika virus, the World Health Organization has declared the virus has ...
World Health Organization to women in countries where Zika is active: Consider delaying pregnancy
Go Daddy - 6/25/2016 3:16:44 AM
Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus, a new study finds. The disease is especially risky for pregnant women, as it is linked to several severe birth defects ...
Online pleas for help getting abortions have increased in Zika-affected countries
yamazaj.com - 6/25/2016 5:28:34 PM
As far back as February, experts anticipated that the risk of birth defects was so horrific that many ... It is also not known how many abortions have actually occurred in the countries. "The World Health Organization predicts as many as 4 million Zika ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
... s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ranked at 152nd out of 208 countries at 12.68 babies per 1,000. The higher birth rate ...