general fertility rate


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • general fertility rate — the most widely used measure of fertility; the number of live births in a geographic area in a year per 1000 women of childbearing age, which is usually defined as age 15 to 44 years …   Medical dictionary

  • fertility rate — the number of live births occurring in a year per 1000 women of child bearing age (usually 15 to 44 years). A less reliable measure of fertility can be obtained from the live birth rate (the number of live births per 1000 of the population) or… …   Medical dictionary

  • rate — 1. A record of the measurement of an event or process in terms of its relation to some fixed standard; measurement is expressed as the ratio of one quantity to another ( e.g., velocity, distance per unit …   Medical dictionary

  • fertility — fer|til|i|ty [ fɜr tıləti ] noun uncount * 1. ) the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants: measures to improve the fertility of the soil 2. ) a woman s ability to have babies: Utah has the highest fertility rate in the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fertility */ — UK [fɜː(r)ˈtɪlətɪ] / US [fɜrˈtɪlətɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants measures to improve the fertility of the soil 2) a) a woman s ability to have babies Utah has the highest fertility rate… …   English dictionary

  • Fertility awareness — Background Birth control type Behavioral First use 1950s (mucus) mid 1930s (BBT) 1930 (Knaus Ogino) Ancient (ad hoc) Failure rates (first year) Perfect use Symptoms based: 1 3% Calendar based: 5 9% …   Wikipedia

  • birth-rate — A measure designed to provide information on the comparative fertility of different populations, most commonly used in demographic analysis. A number of different calculations of varying sophistication may be used. The most well known the ‘crude… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Sub-replacement fertility — is a total fertility rate (TFR) that (if sustained) leads to each new generation being less populous than the previous one in a given area. In developed countries sub replacement fertility is any rate below approximately 2.1 children born per… …   Wikipedia

  • Birth rate — Countries by birth rate in 2008 Not to be confused with Fertility rate. Crude birth rate is the nativity or childbirths per 1,000 people per year (in estimation review points).[1] Another word used interchangeably with birth rate is natality …   Wikipedia

  • birth rate — noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year • Syn: ↑birthrate, ↑fertility, ↑fertility rate, ↑natality • Hypernyms: ↑rate * * * birth rate noun The propo …   Useful english dictionary

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