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birth·rate

also birth rate  (bûrth′rāt′)
n.
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.

birth rate

n
(Sociology) 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
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Noun1.birth rate - the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
Translations

birth rate

n(indice m or tasso di) natalità
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At once the birth rate began to rise and the death rate to fall.
There was talk of all countries putting bounties on children to increase the birth rate, but it was laughed to scorn by the arithmeticians, who pointed out that China was too far in the lead in that direction.
Destroy, as you have threatened, you United States, the ten million coolies we have forced upon your shores--why, the amount scarcely equals half of our excess birth rate for a year.
It is true, three Chinese were killed by the tubes dropping on their heads from so enormous a height; but what were three Chinese against an excess birth rate of twenty millions?
By careful selection they rear only the hardiest specimens of each species, and with almost supernatural foresight they regulate the birth rate to merely offset the loss by death.
Birth rates have dropped sharply from more than 6 children per woman in 1960 to 1.
Although birth rates among teens have been on the decline for the past few years, Oklahoma remains second in the nation for teenagers giving birth.
Between 2010 and 2011, there was only a marginal variation in Muslim birth rates as it changed from 38.
The Great Recession, like most periods of economic decline, caused unemployment to spike and birth rates to drop.
According to the data, birth rates are at a record low for all women under 30 years old.
Raising the minimum wage by just a dollar reduces adolescent birth rates, according to new research.
Reductions in births to teens and preterm birth rates are two recent public health successes in the United States (1,2).