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
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 ...
Australia has one of world's lowest rates of stillbirth
The Ipswich Advertiser - 9/14/2014 4:40:24 AM
THE first national report on stillbirths has found Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth. Stillbirths in Australia ... of Health and Welfare has found the country has one of the lowest rates of stillbirths. For every 135 ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
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 ...
Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 9/16/2014 11:40:22 AM
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are ... is in sub-Saharan Africa, with a rate of 92 deaths for every 1,000 live births. By comparison, the U.S. rate is 7 deaths for every 1,000 live births. But a country’s economic status doesn’t mean ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are somewhere in the middle ... The U.S., it turns out, has the second-highest preterm birth rate in the world, meaning that babies are born too early, and the highest first-day ...
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
WHO - 9/16/2014 11:40:22 AM
While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48% since 1990, it still has the world’s highest rate – 92 deaths per 1000 live births – nearly 15 times the average in high-income countries ... are pre-term birth complications ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling ... that the high birth rates have little global impact. Also, AIDS consumes their population, as do wars, malnutrition, etc. The Arab world is also slowing in population ...
Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates
theguardian.com - 9/16/2014 1:06:16 PM
Further reductions in neonatal deaths in particular depend on building stronger health services, ensuring that every birth ... has the world’s highest rate – 92 deaths per 1,000 live births; almost 15 times the average rate in high-income countries.
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
Which countries have the world’s highest murder rates? U.N. releases report
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
(CNN) — Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
That doesn’t stack up very well with the mortality rates in other nations. A woman giving birth in America is more than ... its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought ...
Bill Gates Sees Almost No Poor Countries Left by 2035
Bloomberg - 1/21/2014 4:58:25 PM
Most countries will ... followed by falling birth rates applies for the vast majority of the world, she said. “Headlines in a way are what mislead you because bad news is a headline and gradual improvement is not,” Bill Gates said in the interview.
Think We're the Most Entrepreneurial Country In the World? Not So Fast
The Atlantic - 10/2/2012 1:58:28 PM
America's entrepreneurial streak is one of the things that, theoretically, is supposed to make us exceptional as a country. At least it is if you listen to most politicians. But how do we actually stack up with rest of the world when it comes to building ...