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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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We include a number of maternal characteristics available from the Natality data, including maternal age, education, race (African American), and marital status (married) as covariates in this analysis.
The authors use samples of natality data for the states of Washington and Arizona.
Natality and mortality of a north Alabama Wild Turkey population.
Characteristics and environmental determinants of natality, growth and maturity in a natural population of the desert scorpion Paruroctonus mesaensis (Scorpionida: Vaejovidae).
the law of large numbers; comparative citizenship in Europe; natality policies in multicultural societies; state support for demographic transformation; immigration policy and restrictions; and, manipulating demographics, among others.
Information on the role of interspecific and intra-specific competition, recruitment, natality and mortality phenomena is lacking and it is difficult to make definitive statements concerning the role of algae and their effect on other organisms.
In spite of serious chronic problems that no one knows how to attack--extraordinarily low natality, rising costs of social-welfare programs, growing immigrant populations that do not assimilate--basic change seems unthinkable.
Carry[ing] out a reproductive policy intended to create a psychologically favourable climate that will encourage and stimulate natality; an increase in natality in Israel being crucial for the future of the whole Jewish people.
Economic development entails a series of changes: growth of per capita income, education, urbanization, and life expectancy, as well as change in the natality and the demographic structure.
Advanced Report of Final Natality Statistics, 1993.
SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, Natality File 2003.
Battersby, by privileging the blurring of self and other that is experienced by women through natality, offers a different foundation from which to develop identity.

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