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
Birth Announcement Goes Viral
PopSugar Celebrity - 1/27/2015 3:14:52 PM
Getting pregnant this way has a lower success rate and it's incredibly expensive ... It felt like everyone in the world had seen our pregnancy photo. I work in digital media so I understand the power of viral content, yet I never would have predicted ...
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.
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
National Right to Life News Today - 1/26/2015 9:28:17 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 ...
Bizarre: Government Wants Japanese Folks To Have More Sex
Caronated TV - 1/27/2015 1:41:49 PM
Just this month, it was reported that the Japanese birth rate plummeted to a record low in 2014 ... here is a list of fertility campaigns from all over the world the Japanese government could use: “Do it for Denmark!” In 2014, with Denmark's birthrate ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
‘Concerted efforts required to reduce infant deaths’
Ghana Web - 1/27/2015 3:22:02 PM
Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the Second Lady, on Monday called for concerted efforts from the general public, to drastically reduce newborn deaths in the country ... the World Health Organisation, one million babies die each year immediately after birth ...
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 ...
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 ...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Joyonline - 1/25/2015 4:28:49 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 ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...