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
Burma's birth control law exposes Buddhist fear of Muslim minority
theguardian.com - 5/25/2015 12:59:06 AM
Nationalist monks are behind new powers enabling authorities to ‘organise’ family planning among groups with high birth rates such as Rohingyas Despite ... have a gap of 36 months between births. The World Health Organisation recommends a similar ...
10 Countries with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 8:09:44 AM
The most vulnerable age for kids is between the time of their birth and until the age of 5 ... which also contributes to rise in mortality rate. Our article Country-by-Country Life Expectancy: The World’s 15 Healthiest Countries can also help our ...
What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common
East Idaho News - 5/18/2015 5:28:05 PM
As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone ... rates compared to other regions in the world. The chart included in the analysis ...
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
Mauritius has been given a very poor grade by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have ... 9 women in 1,000 died after giving birth in 2013. Back in 2000, only 4 in 1,000 women ...
Humans living longer by six years, report shows
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/18/2015 6:08:03 AM
Highlights from the “World Health Statistics 2015 include: *Life expectancy at birth has increased six years for both men and women since 1990. *Two-thirds of deaths worldwide are due to non-communicable diseases. *In some countries, more than one-third ...
Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim
Reuters - 5/25/2015 12:19:08 PM
The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and will eventually overrun the predominately Buddhist country. "This law targets one religion, one population, in one area," said Khin Lay, founder of the Yangon ...
WHO criticises Malta’s high Caesarean birth rate
Malta Today - 5/26/2015 9:33:18 AM
Malta’s high rate of Caesarean ... by both the World Health Organisation and, among others, local midwives, the latter partly attributing the blame to doctors. The WHO recently repeated its long-standing recommendation that a country’s rate of ...
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 ...
Japan’s graduate hiring rate reaches near record high
worldfinance.com - 5/20/2015 9:26:06 AM
As the country’s baby boomer generation retires, businesses looking to replenish their workforce face a smaller pool of potential recruits, owing to Japan’s fall in birth rate in recent years.
Is the UK still a Christian country?
My Telegraph - 5/25/2015 10:31:46 AM
By 2050, however, Europe will be home to just 16% of the world’s Christians, while four out of every 10 Christians globally will live in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to high birth rates and falling ... are still a Christian country’, but for how much ...
Goldman Sachs tells us what we already know: the world is drowning in debt
Economic Collapse News - 5/26/2015 3:16:54 PM
For years now – thanks to record-low interests, quantitative easing and stimulus plans by governments and central banks – the world has been suffocating ... pay out more than it takes in. With the birth rate among millennials at a record low, there ...
Development and demographic dividend
The Jakarta Post - 5/27/2015 12:28:06 AM
Demographic transition from high birth rate and mortality rate ... not always positively affect the country’s economic growth. Right policies are needed so as to reap maximum benefits of the demographic bonus. A World Bank study shows the region that ...
U.S. birth data underscores higher C-section risks, CDC says
Win 98.5 - 5/20/2015 12:25:04 PM
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. women who give birth ... third rate remains historically high, Curtin said. C-sections accounted for about 23.5 percent of births in 1991, the CDC said. The ideal rate for cesarean births is from 10 to 15 percent, the World Health ...
Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health
Voice of America - 5/20/2015 10:19:12 PM
The ranking is based on statistics for maternal health ... Only nine percent of pregnant women in the country have access to skilled birth attendants. The U.N. says the world has a massive midwife shortage, and says this is particularly dangerous for ...
The world’s most powerful women 2015
Yahoo News - 5/26/2015 2:05:19 PM
The world’s most ... backstop for 188 countries. When she took over in 2011 the world economy was still recovering from the financial crisis. Today Lagarde is projecting 3.5% annual global growth -- only a hint above last year's rate and down from ...