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
Population growth and overconsumption require innovative solutions
Madison - 9/29/2014 1:09:20 AM
So, it would seem that this world seems paradoxical to some extent for having such a gap in birth rates. However, both sides are ultimately aiming for the same goal-—to balance the population dilemma. Many developed and developing countries are trying ...
Caesarean section rates in South Africa ‘recklessly high’, warn experts
theguardian.com - 9/24/2014 12:06:40 PM
and in some hospitals in Cape Town the rate exceeds 90%, despite the cost being higher than the fee for a natural birth. The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises a maximum of 15% caesareans per country. Figures released by South Africa’s Council for ...
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 ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
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 ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
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 ... world,'' says Hannah Dahlen, a University of Western Sydney midwifery professor and spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives. ''The biggest [maternal] death rate is nine to 12 months after birth ...
Infant Mortality Rate Higher in United States Than in European Countries
Guardian LV - 9/26/2014 1:37:22 PM
The infant mortality rate is higher in the United States than it is in European countries according to a recent government report. This means that in America, more babies are dying before they reach the age of one year than in other parts of the world.
U.S. preterm birth rate falls again but remains high
USA Today - 10/31/2013 11:57:47 PM
The nation's preterm birth rate in 2012 was 11.5%, which is a 15-year low ... An earlier global report on preterm births found the United States ranked 131st out of 184 countries, on par with Somalia, Turkey and Thailand and far behind nations ranging ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are somewhere in the middle ... The U.S., it turns out, has the second-highest preterm birth rate in the world, meaning that babies are born too early, and the highest first-day ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling ... that the high birth rates have little global impact. Also, AIDS consumes their population, as do wars, malnutrition, etc. The Arab world is also slowing in population ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
That doesn’t stack up very well with the mortality rates in other nations. A woman giving birth in America is more than ... its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought ...
Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target
VOXXI - 9/29/2014 7:46:02 PM
SEE ALSO: Concern about Latin American neonatal mortality rates “We’re building momentum in many countries in the poorest parts of the world,” said Dr. Mickey ... where women are more likely to give birth at home, families may swaddle the infant ...
How Declining Birth Rates Hurt Global Economies
NPR News - 10/3/2011 2:48:58 AM
For other uses, prior permission required. LYNN NEARY, host: The U.S. population is aging at the same time the fertility rate is dropping. This demographic shift is happening in countries around the world, and a new study about the trend suggests it could ...