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
India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths
Firstpost - 6/28/2016 3:30:28 PM
The State of the World ... countries will account for more than half of the global burden of under-five deaths -- India (17 per cent), Nigeria (15 per cent), Pakistan (8 per cent), Congo (7 per cent) and Angola (5 per cent). The global maternal ...
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 ...
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: United Nations
Financial Express - 6/29/2016 4:02:05 AM
‘The State of the World ... countries will account for more than half of the global burden of under-five deaths — India (17 per cent), Nigeria (15 per cent), Pakistan (8 per cent), Congo (7 per cent) and Angola (5 per cent). The global maternal ...
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 ...
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
News in Film - 6/29/2016 4:09:15 AM
World Health ... illness linked to birth defects in newborns. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to allocate $1.9 billion to combat the Zika threat, but lawmakers have yet to agree on a spending package. "In Latin American countries that issued ...
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 ...
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 ...
Preventable Child Deaths Not Always Linked to Poorest Countries: UNICEF
Inter Press Service - 6/29/2016 2:21:53 AM
Millions of children still die before reaching their fifth birthday every year, according to the 2016 State of The World’s Children ... Many poorer countries are outpacing their richer neighbours in reducing their mortality rates, and some rapidly ...
Unicef: 69m kids could die from preventable causes by 2030
Ekantipur - 6/29/2016 3:26:18 AM
The report states that the poorest newborns are 3.7 times less likely attended by skilled birth-attendant ... five mortality rates have been more than halved since 1990, boys and girls attend primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries, and the ...
Tech for Good: How Technology is Improving Healthcare in Third World Countries
HealthTech - 6/28/2016 7:48:10 PM
Living in North America, it is difficult to imagine the challenges faced by those living in third world countries. In the U.S., the availability ... an average of 20 women would die each year while giving birth in the Ghana village of Amensie.
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 ...
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 ...
Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF
UNICEF - 6/29/2016 7:51:09 AM
The State of the World’s Children ... Global under-five mortality rates have been more than halved since 1990, boys and girls attend primary school in equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide is ...
More poor women giving birth in health facilities
The Daily Star - 6/28/2016 6:22:16 PM
Bangladesh has substantially bridged the rich-poor gap in terms of women giving birth to babies in health ... minimum threshold of 23 prescribed by the World Health Organization, it says. Out of the 195 countries that come under the purview of this ...
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 ...