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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s chronically ... the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ...
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 ...
New Zealand's maternity statistics should be better, says expert
Medical Xpress - 5/20/2015 1:43:48 PM
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert. Dr Geller's ...
Is it enough to achieve the middle-income country status?
opinion.bdnews24.com - 5/20/2015 1:36:39 PM
... from a LDC to an upper middle income country in 1994. Its per capita income in 2013 was $7,770 (The World Bank Atlas method, current US$) – the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, its poverty rate is over 19% and around 23% of its population ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality rate (IMR) for Shelby County was 14.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The county was ranked third-highest in the country and ... Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data.
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 ...
Myanmar population law raises fears for Rohingya minority
The Rakyat Post - 5/24/2015 4:02:14 PM
AFP pic Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said on Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country ... to lower birth rates in their states.
Syphilis Cases Increased by 79 Percent in RI Last Year; Officials Say Tinder is Partly to Blame
Patch - 5/24/2015 5:03:40 AM
Rhode Islanders — and much of the rest of the country ... with men at a faster rate than other populations. Infection rates of all STDs have a greater impact on African-American, Hispanic and young adult populations. Much of world was in denial ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/20/2015 12:22:05 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland, 19 May 2015 — Since the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was endorsed at the World ... in countries, as well as the systemic social, political and economic determinants of health and survival that are associated with high rates ...
The World's Largest Healthcare Event -- tHIS Opens to Record Breaking Crowds in Shanghai
Market Watch - 5/19/2015 4:55:17 AM
SHANGHAI, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 Health Industry Summit (tHIS), an event that is predicted to transform the Chinese healthcare industry sector, opened to huge crowds on May 15, with over 210,000 visitors from 150 countries in attendance.