TABLE 6

Number of Live Births and Birth Rates for 2004 and IMRs for 2002, 2003, and 2004 for Countries of >2 500 000 With IMRs Less Than the United States in 2003 and 2004

CountryNo. of Births in 2004Birth Rates for 2004IMR
200420032002
Hong Kong49 7967.22.72.32.3
Singapore37 1748.82.73.0
Japan1 110 7218.72.83.03.0
Sweden100 92811.23.13.13.3
Norway56 95112.43.23.43.5
Finland57 75811.03.33.13.0
Spain453 27810.63.53.94.1
Czech Republic97 6649.63.73.93.9
Portugal109 29810.43.84.15.0
Greece104 420a9.5a4.05.8
France767 81812.74.04.1
Germany705 6628.64.14.24.2
Italy562 5999.74.14.74.4
Switzerland73 0829.94.24.34.5
Denmark64 60912.04.44.44.4
Australia255 16612.74.44.85.0
Netherlands194 00711.94.44.85.0
Austria78 9689.74.54.54.1
Israel145 20721.34.64.95.4
Korea476 0529.94.65.05.1
Belgium116 04811.14.75.0
Ireland61 68415.34.95.15.1
Malaysia514 40020.15.25.86.4
United Kingdom715 99612.05.35.2
Canada336 00310.55.35.4
New Zealand58 07314.35.64.95.6
Cuba127 19211.35.86.36.5
Croatia40 3079.16.16.37.0
United States4 112 05214.06.86.97.0
  • — indicates that data are not available.

  • a Data for 2003.

  • Source: United Nations. Table 4. In: United Nations Demographic Yearbook, 2004. New York, NY: United Nations; 2007:73–93.