World Birth rate

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Birth rate: 18.5 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 258 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2016 est.)

Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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