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
Infant Mortality Rate Higher in United States Than in European Countries
Guardian LV - 9/26/2014 1:37:22 PM
The infant mortality rate is higher in the United States than it is in European countries according to a recent government report. This means that in America, more babies are dying before they reach the age of one year than in other parts of the world.
Caesarean section rates in South Africa ‘recklessly high’, warn experts
theguardian.com - 9/24/2014 12:06:40 PM
and in some hospitals in Cape Town the rate exceeds 90%, despite the cost being higher than the fee for a natural birth. The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises a maximum of 15% caesareans per country. Figures released by South Africa’s Council for ...
The World Celebrates a Fall in Child Mortality Rate
Hispanic Business - 9/23/2014 10:27:39 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 ... deaths are pre-term birth complications ...
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 ...
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 ...
Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates
news.ie.msn.com - 9/30/2014 7:37:41 PM
the World Health Organization, Switzerland, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates‘Not enough progress has been made,’ researchers say.Nicky RyanTheJournal.ie ...
The US’s Infant Mortality Rate Is Abysmal for All But the Wealthiest Americans
Motherboard - 10/1/2014 10:25:19 AM
A country's infant mortality rate, according to the CIA World Factbook, “is often used as an indicator ... but even looking at just normal birth weight infants, the infant mortality rate is 2.3 deaths per 1,000 births in the US, versus just 1.3 for ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
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 ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 10:34:51 AM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings ... in some places may be considered a miscarriage or still birth in other countries. Since survival before 22 weeks or ...
These maps show where the oldest and youngest people live across the world
Salon - 9/30/2014 10:55:08 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...