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
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Both countries had an average life expectancy at birth of less than 70 years. Other nations that spent less than $1,000 per resident on health were China, Mexico, South Africa ... Japan also had the largest elderly population as of 2010.
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 ...
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 ...
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Several northern European countries had preterm birth rates around 5%, whereas Malawi's preterm birth ... Additional funding was received from March of Dimes, the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the ...
Education, Not Fertility, Key for Economic Development in Developing Countries
Science Daily - 12/4/2013 3:32:11 PM
"Countries where a large part of the population is in working age tend to become richer quicker than those with a sizable proportion of children or elderly people," explains Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, a researcher at IIASA, professor at the Vienna University ...
Should You Be Concerned About the Country’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Birth Rate?
Theblaze - 12/7/2012 3:00:23 AM
Although the final data from 2011 is not yet available, the Pew Research Center, which published the statistics last week, using preliminary data from the National Center for Health Statistics found the overall birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women ...
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
cis.org - 11/20/2013 12:42:40 PM
Immigrants in the U.S. from these countries have a Total Fertility Rate of 2.86 in 2002 ... long-term temporary visas such as students or guest workers. The Census Bureau definition does not include those born abroad of American citizen parents.
Birth rate plummets in Brazil
articles.washingtonpost.com - 12/28/2011 11:54:13 PM
BATAN, Brazil — Priscila da Silva once asked her grandmother why she had 12 children, and the answer was simple: “Because I wanted to.” These days, Silva, like many women in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, has other plans. At 24, she thinks ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are the worst. The Mother's Index, based on a wide range of data gathered from the United Nations and other sources, are mapped out above. Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are ...
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 ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
As we summarised it in our report Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth: Falling birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth over the next two decades, reducing it on average from 2.2 percent a year in 1990-2010 to 1.5 percent ...
Premature birth rates could fall with five proven steps, report finds
CBS News - 11/16/2012 4:47:01 PM
Premature birth rates could be reduced if five proven interventions were implemented by 39 high-resource countries, a new report finds. Around 15 million premature babies are born preterm each year -- that's about 1 in 10 of the world's births ...
Italian birth rate continues to sink and drag down Italian “life satisfaction”
Lifesite - 10/23/2013 11:24:20 PM
With a total fertility rate standing at about 1.41 children born per woman, Italy’s birth rate is ranked 203 rd out of 224 countries of the world. As of this year too, Italian deaths have outstripped births, with 10.01 deaths per 1,000 population and 8 ...
Even in the safest country in the world, birth is a risk
Sydney Morning Herald - 8/9/2013 12:07:20 PM
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world in which to give birth - for the 300,000 ... The biggest [maternal] death rate is nine to 12 months after birth and it's because of suicide and death by violent means.'' Dahlen is about to publish ...