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
"Callous" killer who electrocuted his wife after she gave birth to girl and not boy is jailed for life
Mirror - 1/26/2015 4:34:48 PM
Turkey has seen the murder rate of women murdered shoot up in the past decade, increasing by 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009. In the first 11 months of 2014, men had killed 253 women in gender-based attacks in the country, according to the independent ...
China faces dementia crisis by 2050
Sky News - 1/26/2015 10:29:43 AM
High birth rates in China following the end of World War II and the civil war were followed by the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979, to help control the country's rapidly growing population. In addition to an imbalance between the young and ...
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.
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 ...
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
Bio Edge - 1/24/2015 2:56:57 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 ...
Denmark town asks people to have more sex to tackle falling birth rate
India Today - 1/19/2015 5:15:54 AM
This isn't the first time that Danes have been encouraged to have sex to check decreasing birth rates. Last year, an advertising campaign, 'Do it for Denmark' had encouraged the country's people to get lucky while holidaying. Watch the 'Do it for Denmark ...
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 ...
Town has agreed to have more sex to tackle a dwindling birth rate
The Malta Independent - 1/19/2015 5:04:34 PM
It is not the first time that Danes have been encouraged to have more sex to tackle decreasing birth rates. Last year, a 'Do it for Denmark' advertising campaign encouraged residents of the Scandinavian country to get lucky while holidaying.
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Joy Online - 1/25/2015 11:16:51 PM
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean ... In Santa Fe, cancer rates are two times to four times higher than the national average. In Chaco, birth defects quadrupled in the decade after biotechnology ...
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 ...
10 Gadgets That Can Empower Women Around The World!
efytimes.com - 1/26/2015 1:14:22 PM
Low-tech gadgets can make great difference for women in developing countries ... Many remote villages in the world do not have access to electricity, doctors and midwives have great trouble in giving birth to children in dark. Sometimes, they cannot ...
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 ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
Does Having A Natural Birth Ruin Your Sex Life?
Yahoo Lifestyle - 1/13/2015 3:31:28 PM
New Brazilian figures reveal that more than 50 per cent of women in the South American country are opting to give birth ... The World Heath Organisation recommends that no more than 15 to 20 per cent of births are by caesarean and the UK rate of c-sections ...
India to upstage China’s growth rate by 2016: IMF
ddinews.gov.in - 1/21/2015 11:25:46 AM
India's growth rate in 2014 was 5.8 per cent against China's 7.4 per cent, per the World Economic Report update released by ... thus overriding the projected gradual rise in interest rates. Today is the birth anniversary of veteran freedom fighter and ...