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
Singapore's low birth rate poses economic problems, as Asia's demographic stress rises
CNBC - 7/26/2016 1:06:54 AM
Singapore's policymakers have long battled the country's low birth rate, and even a recent helping hand from start ... pension provision by the working-age population. According to the World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific areas are ageing the fastest ...
Lagging Worldwide Breastfeeding Rates Keep Newborn Lives At Risk
Forbes - 7/29/2016 3:29:30 PM
About half of all newborns across the world ... countries where breastfeeding and formula-feeding both offer sources of safe nutrition, but in places such as Southeast Asia or sub-Saharan Africa, delaying breastfeeding by more than a day after birth ...
New Morningside program lets students explore world of research
Sioux City Journal - 7/29/2016 2:39:23 PM
"We're primarily looking at mosquito populations and reducing the birth rate to ... into the world of research with professors with PhDs, but a chance to do so in a familiar environment. They don’t have to travel to a new campus or country, meet a ...
The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 4
Patheos - 7/19/2016 5:00:06 PM
But, the United Nations says 2.1. However, all across Europe, there is not a single country whose birth rate tops 1.5. The only exception is France who recently added several financial incentives to encourage people to have babies. After World War II ...
Breastfeeding within hour of birth provides baby’s ‘first vaccine,’ says UNICEF
UN News Centre - 7/29/2016 6:06:59 PM
29 July 2016 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that some 77 million of the world’s newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not breastfed within the first hour of birth ... 1 to 7 August in over 170 countries to promote breastfeeding ...
Delaying Breastfeeding At Birth Increases Risk Of Newborn Death By 80%: UN
The Huffington Post - 7/29/2016 4:33:55 PM
Efforts to promote early breastfeeding have been slow, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where mortality rates for ... breast milk from birth to six months, more than 800,000 lives could be saved each year, UNICEF said. Around the world, 43 percent ...
3 Demographic Trends Changing Our World
pewtrusts.org - 7/19/2016 9:17:48 PM
Today, 244 million people live outside their birth countries—three times the rate in 1960. The migrant population would rank as the fifth largest country in the world. Although the European refugee crisis has received much attention, Dimock said ...
World Fatty Acids Supplements Market worth 4,477.8 million USD by 2020
Medgadget - 7/21/2016 12:51:22 AM
Countries such as India and China have high birth rates, which may boost the demand for omega-3 ingredients ... Asia-Pacific, and rest of the world). In terms of value, the global fatty acids supplements market grew from USD 1,430.0 million in 2010 to ...
Netflix Will Air New STAR TREK Series In All But Two Unimportant Countries
birthmoviesdeath.com - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
At any rate, today we learn that CBS All-Access will not be the only way to watch the new Star Trek. Within 24 hours of each episode’s premiere, Netflix will stream the show to 188 countries ... on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.
Data revolution needs to deliver for world's poorest
Devex - 7/25/2016 4:45:50 PM
Meanwhile, in the poorest parts of the world, civil registration and vital statistics ... countries, basic challenges in civil registration and data collection are having real and serious adverse consequences on people’s lives. Take the case of birth ...
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 ...
CDC: Zika could affect 10,000 pregnancies in Puerto Rico by year's end
Detroit Free Press - 7/29/2016 11:18:58 AM
At this rate ... given birth to babies with Zika-related birth defects; seven have lost pregnancies due to miscarriage or have aborted babies with brain damage. Brazil has confirmed 1,749 cases of microcephaly related to Zika, according to the World ...
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 ...
World Hepatitis Day 2016: What is the viral condition affecting 400 million people globally?
International Business Times - 7/27/2016 10:55:41 PM
In developing countries with poor sanitary conditions and hygienic practices, around 90% of children have been infected with the hepatitis A virus before the age of 10. Approximately 15 million people across the world are chronically coinfected with HDV ...
Yes, the World Is Going Berserk, but Inner Peace Is Still Possible
New York Times - 7/20/2016 10:13:53 PM
Previous studies showed that people living in cities risked experiencing anxiety and mood disorders at a much higher rate than noncity dwellers ... the anonymity the online world affords. The digital economy has given birth to dozens of online meal ...