Panama - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Panama was 19.12 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 41.44 in 1960 and a minimum value of 19.12 in 2015.

Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.

See also:

Year Value
1960 41.44
1961 41.25
1962 41.01
1963 40.72
1964 40.37
1965 39.98
1966 39.55
1967 39.10
1968 38.62
1969 38.12
1970 37.60
1971 37.03
1972 36.43
1973 35.77
1974 35.08
1975 34.36
1976 33.63
1977 32.91
1978 32.20
1979 31.53
1980 30.90
1981 30.32
1982 29.77
1983 29.27
1984 28.79
1985 28.34
1986 27.90
1987 27.46
1988 27.03
1989 26.60
1990 26.19
1991 25.81
1992 25.48
1993 25.21
1994 24.98
1995 24.76
1996 24.53
1997 24.27
1998 23.96
1999 23.59
2000 23.18
2001 22.76
2002 22.37
2003 22.01
2004 21.70
2005 21.44
2006 21.22
2007 21.02
2008 20.83
2009 20.63
2010 20.42
2011 20.19
2012 19.94
2013 19.68
2014 19.41
2015 19.12

Limitations and Exceptions: Vital registers are the preferred source for these data, but in many developing countries systems for registering births and deaths are absent or incomplete because of deficiencies in the coverage of events or geographic areas. Many developing countries carry out special household surveys that ask respondents about recent births and deaths. Estimates derived in this way are subject to sampling errors and recall errors.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Vital rates are based on data from birth and death registration systems, censuses, and sample surveys by national statistical offices and other organizations, or on demographic analysis. Data for the most recent year for some high-income countries are provisional estimates based on vital registers. The estimates for many countries are projections based on extrapolations of levels and trends from earlier years or interpolations of population estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population