Estimates of Changes in Birth Rates/1000 population/year
Year
Unit 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 R^2 Slope Y-inter. at B=10
Africa, sub-Saharan 49.1 48.6 48.4 47.4 46.8 45.9 45.0 43.0 40.6 38.8 36.66 0.9236 (0.2462) 51.955 2120
China 43.8 36.1 38.0 36.6 28.6 21.5 20.4 22.1 18.3 16.2 13.25 0.9267 (0.5975) 44.731 2008
EU25 21.5 20.8 19.2 16.9 15.7 14.8 14.4 13.7 11.5 10.2 10.00 0.9781 (0.2376) 22.465 2002
Japan 23.7 17.6 17.2 17.6 19.9 15.4 12.9 10.5 9.7 9.6 9.37 0.8522 (0.2679) 22.898 1998
r Egypt 48.6 44.8 45.4 41.5 39.8 39.7 38.7 35.0 30.0 27.0 22.94 0.9423 (0.4724) 51.756 2038
r India 45.4 44.8 42.4 40.6 38.4 34.8 33.7 32.0 29.6 27.0 22.01 0.9818 (0.4517) 49.071 2036
r Indonesia 42.7 45.0 42.6 42.3 38.6 35.6 31.8 28.0 24.9 22.5 20.34 0.9508 (0.5278) 49.865 2026
r Iran 47.0 45.8 45.4 44.6 42.5 43.7 45.5 38.9 30.6 19.5 17.00 0.7263 (0.5600) 55.027 2030
r Latin America 42.0 41.4 40.9 38.0 35.4 33.2 30.5 27.8 25.4 23.3 18.41 0.9781 (0.4766) 46.691 2027
r Saudi Arabia 49.0 48.8 48.9 48.1 47.6 45.9 41.7 39.9 35.1 32.9 29.34 0.8909 (0.4102) 54.782 2059
rr Strong Religion 45.8 45.1 44.3 42.5 40.4 38.8 37.0 33.6 29.3 25.4 21.67 0.9420 (0.4831) 51.199 2035
United States 24.3 24.3 22.2 18.2 15.7 15.1 15.6 15.9 15.9 14.7 14.14 0.7672 (0.2051) 23.975 2018
World 37.6 35.8 35.3 33.7 30.9 28.1 27.4 26.8 24.5 22.7 20.05 0.9855 (0.3452) 39.705 2036
Notes:
1. UN data for 1955-2000 and CIA data for 2005-present.
2. UN estimates were for five-year periods ending in the listed year.
3. China reduced its birth rate the fastest.
4. Africa is making slow progress in spite of considerable foreign aid.