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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Poland approves monthly benefit for families to bolster low birth rates
nytlive.nytimes.com - 2/11/2016 8:51:37 PM
The new legislation marks the fulfillment of a key promise put forth by the conservative Law and Justice Party — currently the largest party in the Polish government — to bolster births in a country with one of the world’s lowest birth rates.
Japan and its birth rate: the beginning of the end or just a new beginning?
Japan Times - 2/11/2016 4:16:37 AM
According to the World DataBank, in 2013 (the latest year ... living longer than almost anywhere else on the planet and birth rates drop as well. Japan is not unique. Other high-income countries also have TFRs lower than the global average and below ...
Could Washington follow the world in easing access to birth control pills?
seattleglobalist.com - 2/11/2016 8:15:49 PM
But in most of the world the pill is more easily available, at least theoretically. Thirty-five countries allow women to buy birth control over-the-counter ... which is a significantly higher rate than many other developed countries.
UN tells Latin American countries hit by Zika to allow women access to abortion
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
This is currently very limited in Latin America due to strict controls on birth control and abortion, which range widely from country to country. On one extreme is El Salvador – which has one of the highest rates of ... around the world: from bans ...
Chart: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries
ww2.kqed.org - 2/11/2016 11:43:25 PM
That’s the advice given to women by the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador in light of a possible link between the Zika virus, which is spreading in those countries, and a birth defect ... part of the world, women don’t always ...
Injury deaths and life-expectancy gap between US and other high-income countries
Eurek Alert - 2/9/2016 4:14:49 PM
The United States experiences lower life expectancy at birth than many other high-income countries. Although research has ... the researchers used data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/2/2016 5:13:13 PM
“Our preterm birth rate is among the highest among the developed ... which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question of how “public policies toward poverty, pregnancy, delivery ...
Twin births almost double in rich countries: study
Capital FM - 2/9/2016 5:09:06 AM
Twin births have almost doubled in developed countries in four decades ... In 1970, only 1.7 out of 1,000 women between the ages of 35-39 years gave birth to their first child. By 2012, the rate had gone up to 11 out of 1,000. Measures to stem the rise ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
World Health Organization advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories
Ambiente Já - 2/11/2016 4:05:17 PM
The World Health Organization anticipates the virus will ... present the most compelling evidence to date" of the link between Zika and birth defects. Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent The crown fell to 9.6145 crowns per euro, down ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
Study: Breastfeeding Rate Needs Improvement Globally
Voice of America - 2/10/2016 1:11:41 AM
A study on breastfeeding has resulted in a call for greater investment and better programs to support the practice in both rich and poor countries ... Health at the World Health Organization, who co-led the study. He said breastfeeding rates during ...
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
He continued: “Their concern is to cut down the birth rate, reduce the rate of population ... Fertility rates began falling in Western, industrialized countries in 1968. By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate.
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
Either way, it’s clear that the U.S. still has a long way to go; the countries with the highest rates of preterm births include Brazil, India, Nigeria and the U.S. The average preterm birth rate among the poorest nations in the world is 12 percent.
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/30/2015 2:29:13 PM
Germany saw an average of 8.2 children born per 1,000 inhabitants over the past five years Sean Gallup/Getty Images Germany’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest in the world, according to a study by an auditing firm. The country has dropped below Japan ...