[BIO] Birth & Death Rates

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Birth Rate
= (Number of births per year/total population of same year) * 1000

Births per 1000 of the population per year.

Economic conditions
- Developing nations have higher birth rates due to high infant mortality 

Cultural and religious background
- Some religions oppose birth control
- Large family improves social standing

Birth control
- Contraception not available to many in developing nations
- Abortion/Contraception reduce birth rate

Political factors
- Government influence birth rate

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