birth-rate

birthrate

[burth-reyt]
noun
the proportion of births to the total population in a place in a given time, usually expressed as a quantity per 1000 of population.

Origin:
1855–60; birth + rate1

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birthrate or birth rate
n.
The ratio of total live births to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time, often expressed as the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year.

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