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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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"But his birth, my daughter!" argued the Lady de Tany.
Naught could the girl say to justify so heinous a crime as low birth. What a man did in those rough cruel days might be forgotten and forgiven but the sins of his mother or his grandfather in not being of noble blood, no matter howsoever wickedly attained, he might never overcome or live down.
For the truth of the matter is they were knights chosen by the kings of France, and called 'Peers' because they were all equal in worth, rank and prowess (at least if they were not they ought to have been), and it was a kind of religious order like those of Santiago and Calatrava in the present day, in which it is assumed that those who take it are valiant knights of distinction and good birth; and just as we say now a Knight of St.
Instead of pushing his fortune in the line marked out for the heir of the house of Elliot, he had purchased independence by uniting himself to a rich woman of inferior birth.
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Mothers having natural birth fell 17.4 percent from those in 2006.
2, Du Quoin resident Jen Emery gave birth to a daughter, Beatrice Anastasia, in a birthing pool in the familys Park Street living room.
The agency posted a big file of birth data along with files on other topics, such as income, health insurance ownership and disability status.
Every year, approximately 3%-6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect (1-5).
The teen birth rate in rural America is significantly higher than the birth rate in major U.S.
Feminist rhetorician Owens analyzes women's online birth narratives, birth plans, and survey responses in order to locate women's rhetorical agency in the narratives.
(2) It is mainly the outcome of the interplay of sex differentials in mortality, sex selective migration, sex ratio at birth and at times the sex differential in population enumeration and sex composition of population can change at every stage of life from birth to death so this is an important issue what the various factors are that can influence sex composition of population.