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
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 ...
Japanese experts cast doubt on poll linking sexless singles to low birth rate
The Guardian - 9/28/2016 12:08:18 PM
Survey says 40% of young Japanese people are virgins but experts refute claim country is suffering a collective loss ... syndrome” is a credible cause of the country’s low birth rate and that young Japanese people are alone in showing less interest ...
Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries
Investopedia - 9/29/2016 7:49:25 AM
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 ...
Watch: Mother Gives Birth Unassisted In Nature an Amazing Video!
checkoutthehealthyworld.com - 9/29/2016 1:11:33 PM
Sometimes they do not get the proper care regardless of the fact that US is the richest country on the world ... lowering overall trauma rates and reducing the need for suturinga calm and unrushed approach to vaginal birth improved the health of new ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
US world's most expensive place to give birth
madhyamam.com - 9/16/2016 11:46:45 AM
Washington: The US is the most expensive place in the world for women to give birth, the media on Friday ... The report said while high income countries had taken many steps to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, the cost of maternity care ...
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 ...
Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
Moulton Advertiser - 9/30/2016 5:25:04 AM
The World Health ... and chikungunya. Statistics issued by Thai health officials show more than 300 confirmed Zika cases since the start of the year. On Thursday, U.S. health officials advised pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...