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How many babies are born each day?

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According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 3,952,841 babies born annually in the United States, equalling about 10,829 births daily. In the United States, this birth rate equals 12.6 births per 1000 people annually. Throughout the world, there are 360,000 babies born daily, according to Ecology.com data compiled from 2011.

With 360,000 babies born daily, this means 131 million births annually around the world, according to Ecology.com. Broken down even further, there are 15,000 births hourly, 250 births each minute and 4 births each second of the day around the world.

Throughout the world, it is estimated that 140,000 people die each day, making there a daily rise in the population of 220,000 people, according to the WHO. It is projected that with an 80-million-person increase annually, that by the year 2025, there will be 8 billion people on earth, according to WHO.

In the United States, 8 percent of the babies born have a low birth weight and 11.5 percent are born pre-term. About 40 percent of these babies are born to parents who are unmarried, and the mean age of the mother at her first birth is 25.8 years old. The fertility rate is 63 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 44 years old in the United States.


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