According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has a birth rate of 13.83 births per 1,000 people, which makes it rank one hundred and fifty fourth in that category out of 223 countries ranked in 2009. Niger ranks first with 51.60 births per 1,000 people.
Entry prepared by Emily VanSickle.
According to the World Health Organization, in the years from 2000 to 2006, twenty-three percent of all births in the United States were by cesarean section, which makes the United States tied for fifth with Hungary out of seventy six reporting countries. The Dominican Republic ranked first, with 31% of births by cesarean section.