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 Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
“Educational attainment in the state is among the best in the country; poverty headcount is nearly ... age in the state were underweight in 2011. Infant mortality rate within one month of birth is quite high and drives the overall mortality rate.
Healthcare demand in India rising; country will need 3.5m hospital beds, 3m doctors by 2034
thenewsreports.com - 1/29/2015 12:03:24 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 ...
Shanghai official pleas aren't having much effect on birth rate
CBC - 1/29/2015 3:23:50 AM
Shanghai officials urged more households to do so. China's birth rate is among the lowest of developing countries, nearly four decades after the country restricted most urban couples to having one child. That aging society threatens to slow down China's ...
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.
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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 ...
Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World
The Huffington Post - 1/20/2015 10:15:22 AM
These countries have to answer the question of how they will ... The opposite problem haunts much of the non-industrialized world, where birth rates are exploding. In Japan more than 20 percent of the population is over age 65. The Japanese government ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Education attributed to lower teen pregnancy rate in Manawatu
Stuff - 1/28/2015 10:58:58 PM
A new report from the Government's Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit has highlighted trends for teenage births in New Zealand and detailed what could be done to reduce the ... highest teen birth rate in the developed world, behind the United ...
World Bank Country Manager in Romania Elisabetta Capannelli on Poverty Alleviation in Romania
The World Bank - 1/22/2015 2:23:32 PM
The World Bank is a very active player in this area ... years to fight poverty and promote measures that alleviate it. However, the country still registers the highest poverty rate in the European Union. Over 21% of Romanians live below the national ...