Table 10.

Live Births and Birth Rates for 1996 and IMR for 1994, 1995, and 1996 for Countries of >2 500 000 Population and With IMR Equal to or Less Than the United States Rate for 1994, 1995, or 1996

Number of
Births in 1996
Birth Rate
1996
IMR
199619951994
Singapore48 577 13.43.84.04.3
Japan1206 555  9.63.84.24.3
Finland60 723 11.84.03.94.7
Sweden95 297 10.84.03.74.4
Norway60 927 14.04.04.05.3
Hong Kong64 599 10.24.04.64.5
Switzerland83 007 11.74.75.05.1
Spain352 249  9.0 4.75.56.0
France735 300 12.64.94.95.9
Germany796 013  9.75.05.35.6
Austria88 809 11.05.15.16.3
Ireland50 390 13.95.56.45.7
Belgium116 208 11.45.66.17.6
Canada364 732 12.25.66.16.3
Denmark67 675 12.95.75.15.5
Netherlands189 521 12.25.75.55.6
Australia253 834 13.95.85.75.9
Italy531 364  9.36.06.16.5
Czech Republic90 446  8.86.07.77.9
United Kingdom733 375 12.56.16.26.2
New Zealand57 795* >16.3*6.77.2
Portugal110 363 11.16.97.58.1
United States3891 494 14.77.37.68.0
Greece101 5009.7 8.17.97.9
  • * 1995 Data.

  • Data not available.

  • Preliminary data.

    Sources: United Nations Demographic Yearbook, 1996, United Nations Population and Vital Statistics Reports, and individual country reports.