Birth–rate



the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time, usually expressed as a quantity per 1000 of population.
Contemporary Examples

Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too Joanna Eede February 17, 2014
The World’s Most Subversive Soap Operas Christopher Dickey October 26, 2013
America’s Teen Mom Mystery Casey Schwartz December 21, 2010
Is Less Sex or More Abortion to Blame for Fall in U.S. Birth Rate? Kent Sepkowitz December 2, 2012
Unwed Women in the United States Are Having Fewer Babies Brandy Zadrozny August 12, 2014

Historical Examples

The Moon is Green Fritz Reuter Leiber
The Social Direction of Evolution William E. Kellicott
The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
Life in the War Zone Gertrude Atherton
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915 Various

noun
the ratio of live births in a specified area, group, etc, to the population of that area, etc, usually expressed per 1000 population per year
birth rate
The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The birth rate is often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year.

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