TABLE 6

Number of Live Births and Birth Rates for 2002 and IMR for 2000, 2001, and 2002 for Countries of >250 000 With IMR Equal or Less Than the United States in 2002 and 2001

CountryNo. of Births in 2002Birth Rate, 2002aIMRb
200220012000
Hong Kong48 2097.12.32.63.0
Singapore40 7609.83.02.42.9
Japan1153 8559.13.03.13.2
Finland55 55510.73.03.23.8
Sweden95 81510.73.33.73.4
Norway55 43412.23.53.93.8
Czech Republic97 8789.63.94.04.1
Spain407 135cd10.1cd4.1e3.44.0
France770 945d13.0d4.1e4.54.4
Austria78 3999.74.14.84.8
Germany734 475d8.9d4.2e4.34.4
Belgium114 014d11.14.4e4.54.8
Denmark64 14911.94.44.95.3
Italy537 070c9.3c4.5e4.74.5
Switzerland72 3729.94.55.04.9
Portugal114 38311.05.05.05.6
Australia250 98812.85.05.35.2
Korea494 62510.45.15.44.5
Netherlands202 08312.55.15.45.1
Greece102 282d10.2d5.1e5.15.2
Ireland60 52115.55.15.86.2
United Kingdom668 77711.35.25.55.6
Israel139 53521.25.45.15.5
Canada328 80210.55.45.25.3
New Zealand54 02113.75.65.36.1
Cuba141 27612.66.56.27.2
United States4021 72613.97.06.86.9
  • Source: United Nations Demographic Yearbook, 2002.16

  • a Birth rate: per 1000 total population.

  • b IMR: per 1000 live births.

  • c Provisional data, 2001.

  • d 2001 data.

  • e Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development data.