note: this rate results in about 259 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second
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 - This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020See Also