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Birth Rate

The number of babies born per 1,000 women of childbearing age in a population. This may be used to help calculate population growth. It is also called the fertility rate.

birth rate

see POPULATION.

birth rate

the number of people born into a POPULATION per thousand per year. In 2004, for example, the UK birth rate was 11 people per 1,000 of the population. The difference between this rate and the DEATH RATE is used to calculate the rate of growth of the population of a country over time. The birth rate tends to decline as a country attains higher levels of economic development. See DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION.
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After rising from 55 births per 1,000 women to 58 between 2006 and 2008, the fertility rate has been falling since, according to estimates based on the American Community Survey (ACS).
The CIA's World Factbook reports Muslim fertility rates slightly higher than Eberstadt's estimates, but generally below those of many sub-Saharan African, Latin American and Asian countries.
If revenues could have been found to fund legislation to prevent large families, there's hope that it could also be found to combat the poverty-related problems that lead to high fertility rates in the first place -- and that's the safer bet.
The Birth Registration Agency announced Saturday that the fertility rate in 19 of Iran's 31 provinces is below replacement level.
In some of the richest countries, low fertility rates and too few people entering the job market have raised fears about the prospects for sustained economic growth and the viability of social security systems.
Ethiopia, in particular, with an estimated fertility rate of 6.
The CDC also reported the total fertility rate (TFR)--an estimate of the number of births that a hypothetical group of 1,000 women would have over their lifetimes, based on the age-specific rates of a particular year.
Ibn Al Nafees Hospital consultant urologist Dr Isa Amin said fertility rates are dropping worldwide.
The dominant factor responsible for the drastic decrease of fertility rates in Hong Kong suggested by the present article is the house price (HP).
Fertility rates have hit their highest level in more than 30 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The number of people living in the UK has topped 61 million for the first time as fertility rates hit their highest level in more than 30 years.
That last number is subject to considerable uncertainty because the UN's most likely scenario blithely assumes that, by 2050, most (but not all) nations will have rejected positive population growth in favor of below-replacement fertility rates.