# birth rate

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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.

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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The second important factor is represented by the level of the crude birth rate. This has led to a decreasing crude birth rate for the entire region from 25.7%o in 1970 to 16.5%o in 1990 in order to reach the value of 13.1%o in 2000.
(2) The total fertility rate, which takes into account the age structure of the female population would be preferable to the crude birth rate statistics used in this study.
Across Europe, the highest crude birth rates were recorded in Ireland (12.9 per 1 000 residents), Sweden (11.5), the UK and France (both 11.4).
The crude birth rate is defined as the number of live births per 1,000 people per year.
Decline in Crude Birth and Death Rates During (2013-2015) Population projections revealed that crude birth rate in Palestine is expected to drop from 32.6 births per one thousand of the population in 2013 to 31.9 births in 2015.
All these efforts were intended to bring down the crude birth rate from 50 to 40 per thousand population.
Vital Rates 1986 1996 Crude Birth Rate 41.7/1000 39/1000 Crude Death Rate 13.6/1000 10/1000 Growth Rate (%) 2.81 2.9 Life Expectancy at Birth: - Both Sexes (Years) 52.6 61 - Male (Years) 53.4 61 - Female 51.7 61 Infant Mortality Rate = 119.8/1000 live births 91/1000 (both sexes) Maternal Mortality Rate = 6-8/1000 live birth - Source: World Population Data Sheet 1996.
Births in Taiwan ranged between about 310,000 to 340,000 from 1986 to 1997, with a crude birth rate of above 15 per 1,000 people, but then started falling precipitously in 1998 to just over 200,000 births and crude birth rates below 10 per 1,000 people by the mid-2000s.
The crude birth rate is 31.9 births for every 1000 of population in Palestine 2015: 29.0 in the West Bank compared to 36.3 in Gaza Strip.
Population projections revealed that crude birth rate in Palestinian Territory is expected to drop from 32.7 births per one thousand of the population in 2012 to 31.9 births in 2015.
The 2011 crude birth rate in Bulgaria was about the same as in Greece, Romania, Malta, Portugal and Austria.
Births data point to a noticeable drop of the crude birth rate by nationality over the years 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010.

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