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birth rate

The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The birthrate is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called natality.


A summary rate based on the number of live births in a population over a given period, usually 1 year; the numerator is the number of live births, the denominator is the midyear population.
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The government is looking for ways to address the problem of falling birthrates, and many suggest that the best approach should be to incentivize marriage.
Ishii added: "That's why people marry later or stay single for life, contributing to the nation's low birthrate.
In his view, the government measures for raising birthrate that started in 2008 have yielded results.
NSWNMA Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda says the Association wants main elements of Birthrate Plus to be legally enforceable in all hospitals.
Because abortion rates fell at the same time, the reduced birthrate appears to be the result principally of more use of contraception.
said that the life expectancy and birthrate has increased in Ukraine over the last 5 years due to ongoing positive demographic processes in
The CDC's report on teen birthrates, for example, cites research suggesting that teen pregnancy prevention efforts and improved contraceptive use among teens have contributed much to the recent declines.
Thus, developed countries with strongly patriarchal attitudes are shrinking fast: The birthrate in Japan is 1.
The Results: The more and better the sex education in a state, the lower the teen birthrate.
Helen Rogers, the Royal College of Midwives' director for Wales, said: "Wales has done really well to maintain midwife numbers, but the steep birthrate rises of recent years have overtaken us.
Midwife numbers have not kept pace with the birthrate in England, which has risen 22% in the past two decades.
MATERNITY units are facing cuts despite dealing with a high birthrate and more complex births, a survey showed today.