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
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.
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 ...
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
Bio Edge - 1/24/2015 2:56:57 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Ebola: Most African Countries Avoid Major Economic Loss but Impact on Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Remains Crippling
The FINANCIAL - 1/21/2015 2:17:34 PM
“I am very encouraged to see Ebola transmission rates slowing markedly ... but Not All Countries, Says World Bank Jobs and Migration are Key Drivers in Reducing Inequality, Can Offset Inherited Disadvantages at Birth Five Things Sustainable Companies ...
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 ...
Luke Ronchi: The Aussie who became a Kiwi who became a world beater
The Telegraph - 1/23/2015 6:18:34 PM
That’s been a familiar refrain echoing around the households of Australian cricket fans in the past week, as Ronchi lit up grounds around the Shaky Isles with batting so brutal that he now holds the best strike rate ... the country of his birth ...
Does Having A Natural Birth Ruin Your Sex Life?
Yahoo Lifestyle - 1/13/2015 3:31:28 PM
New Brazilian figures reveal that more than 50 per cent of women in the South American country are opting to give birth ... The World Heath Organisation recommends that no more than 15 to 20 per cent of births are by caesarean and the UK rate of c-sections ...
Brazil health officials concerned over cesarean birth ‘epidemic’
VOXXI - 1/15/2015 11:57:20 PM
The World Bulletin reports 84.6 percent of babies born in the country are born through cesarean ... SEE ALSO: Why Brazilian women choose natural birth over cesarean “Much lower C-section rates and been successful at least with hospitals that are paid ...
Pope Francis On Birth Control: Don’t ‘Breed Like Rabbits,’ Catholics Use Responsible Parenting
The Inquisitr - 1/18/2015 11:53:47 PM
In a country where more than 80 percent of the 100 million population ... The Philippines has one of the highest birth rates in Asia. In the mid-flight interview, Pope Francis wanted to admonish Catholics who felt compelled to breed “like rabbits ...