Definition of Fertility rate

1. Noun. The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.

Exact synonyms: Birth Rate, Birthrate, Fertility, Natality
Generic synonyms: Rate

Definition of Fertility rate

1. Noun. The average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if she followed the current average pattern of fertility among a given group of women and survived through her reproductive years; used as an indicator of strength of population growth. ¹

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Literary usage of Fertility rate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Estimation of Recent Trends in Fertility and Mortality in Egypt by Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Population and Demography. Panel on Egypt, National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Population and Demography. Panel on Egypt (1982)
"The fertility measures we have employed are: (1) the general fertility rate, defined as the rate at which women aged to 50 bear children. ..."

2. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"In 1987, the fertility rate for Whites was 62.0 births per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 compared to the fertility rate of 83.8 for Blacks. ..."

3. Vital Rates in India, 1961-1981 by P. N. Mari Bhat, Samuel H. Preston (1984)
"TABLE 30 Comparison of General fertility rates from the 1972 Fertility Survey to Those in the SRS: Selected States of India General fertility rate, Mid-1971 ..."

4. Population and Food in the Early Twenty-First Century: Meeting Future Food by Nurul Islam (1995)
"Unfortunately, there is no simple direct relationship between the total fertility rate and the birth rate, or between life expectancy and the death rate. ..."

5. Ireland edited by Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2006)
"... at birth and total fertility rate in Ireland, 1950-2050 • Female life expectancy at birth fertility rate 90 63 Source: Eurostat, NewCronos database. ..."

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