Table 11.

Live Births and Birth Rates for 1997 and IMR for 1995, 1996, and 1997 for Countries of >2 500 000 Population and With IMR Equal to or Less than the United States Rate for 1995, 1996, or 1997

Number of Births in 1997Birth Rate 1996IMR
199719961995
Sweden   89 17110.13.64.03.7
Japan1 190 000*9.5*3.7*3.84.2
Singapore   47 37112.73.83.84.0
Hong Kong   60 3799.34.04.04.6
Norway   59 71513.64.14.04.0
Finland   59 300*11.5*4.2*,4.03.9
Switzerland   79 48511.24.54.75.0
Austria   83 29710.34.75.15.1
Denmark   67 67712.84.75.75.1
Spain  364 739*,9.3*,4.7*5.0
Germany  791 0259.64.95.05.3
Netherlands  192 44312.35.05.75.5
France  725 460*12.4*5.1*4.94.9
Australia  253 955*13.7*5.35.85.7
Italy  528 9019.25.56.06.1
Canada  361 78512.15.66.1
Czech Republic   90 6578.85.96.07.7
United Kingdom  725 800*12.3*5.9*6.16.2
Belgium  116 24411.46.15.66.1
Ireland   52 31114.36.25.56.4
New Zealand   57 73615.36.66.7
Greece  101 995*9.7*6.9*8.1*7.9
United States3 880 89414.77.27.37.6
Portugal  111 38211.48.4*,6.97.5
  • * Preliminary data.

  • 1998 data.

    — Indicates data are not available.

    Sources: United Nations 1997 Demographic Yearbook, United Nations Personnel (M. Otero, 1999), and country profiles.