TABLE 9.

Number of Live Births and Birth Rates for 2000 and IMR for 1998, 1999, and 2000 for countries of >250 000 population and With IMR Equal to or Less Than the United States Rate for 1998, 1999, or 2000

No. of Births in 2000Birth Rate 2000IMR*
200019991998
Singapore46 63111.32.93.54.2
Hong Kong54 1348.03.03.13.2
Japan1190 5609.43.23.43.6
Sweden90 44110.23.23.43.5
Norway59 22913.23.83.94.0
Finland56 74211.83.83.94.2
Czech Republic90 7158.94.14.65.2
Denmark66 232§12.4§4.24.7
France778 90013.24.44.34.6
Spain386 45010.24.44.54.9
Germany743 5009.04.44.54.6
Italy538 9999.34.65.25.6
Austria77 5589.64.84.44.9
Switzerland73 17610.14.94.64.8
Australia248 86113.04.95.75.0
Canada331 05010.85.35.3
Netherlands201 46112.65.15.25.2
Greece117 14011.75.45.56.7
Belgium114 88311.25.24.95.5
Portugal118 55111.85.65.68.4
United Kingdom679 28411.45.65.85.7
Israel136 39021.75.85.9
Ireland54 23914.35.95.56.2
New Zealand56 60514.86.15.65.5
Cuba138 71812.46.26.47.1
United States4058 81414.76.97.17.2
  • Sources: United Nations, 2000 Demographic Yearbook. Population and Vital Statistics Report, Statistical Papers, Series A, Vol. L111, No. 1, January, 2001. Population and Vital Statistics Report, Statistical Papers, Series A, Vol. LIV, No. 1, January, 2002. Population and Vital Statistics Report, Statistical Papers, Series A, Vol. LV, No. 1, January, 2003. OECD Health Data 2002 on the Internet, http://www.oecd.org/health/.

  • * IMR: per 1000 live births.

  • Birth rate: per 1000 total population.

  • Provisional data.

  • § 1999 data, no 2000 data.

  • 2001 data, no 2000 data.

  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development data source.