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Health > Births and maternity Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Abortion > Legal abortions total 202,402
Ranked 2nd.
825,564
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Abortion > Legal abortions total per thousand people 3.23
Ranked 14th. 19% more than United States
2.71
Ranked 27th.

All births of boys 413,910
Ranked 6th.
2.11 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Average age of mother at childbirth 29.3
Ranked 9th. 5% more than United States
28
Ranked 18th.

Crude birth rate 12.8
Ranked 26th.
13.5
Ranked 24th. 5% more than United Kingdom

Future births 782.05
Ranked 36th.
5,124.49
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Infant mortality rate 4.1
Ranked 163th.
6
Ranked 151st. 46% more than United Kingdom

Maternal death rate 12 per 100,000 live births
Ranked 143th.
21 per 100,000 live births
Ranked 131st. 75% more than United Kingdom

Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 223
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Number of births 790,204
Ranked 6th.
4.13 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Number of births per thousand people 12.78
Ranked 24th.
13.46
Ranked 23th. 5% more than United Kingdom

Teenage birth rate 25.1
Ranked 39th.
34.2
Ranked 18th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Total fertility rate 1.91%
Ranked 61st.
1.99%
Ranked 33th. 4% more than United Kingdom

Twin births 24,886
Ranked 2nd.
137,217
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United Kingdom

Twin births per million people 402.61
Ranked 12th.
447.29
Ranked 7th. 11% more than United Kingdom

Births attended by skill personnel 99%
Ranked 22nd. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 16th.

Caesarean birth rate 26%
Ranked 23th.
31%
Ranked 13th. 19% more than United Kingdom

Triplet births per million people 8.11
Ranked 29th.
19.25
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Abortion > When abortion is legal > Rape or incest Illegal Legal
Single births 764,803
Ranked 4th.
3.99 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Future births per million people 12.29
Ranked 146th.
13.79
Ranked 135th. 12% more than United Kingdom

Abortion > When abortion is legal > To preserve mental health Legal Legal
Abortion > When abortion is legal > On request Illegal Legal
Abortion > When abortion is legal > Economic or social reasons Legal Legal
All births of boys per thousand people 6.6
Ranked 31st.
6.89
Ranked 36th. 4% more than United Kingdom

Triplet births 501
Ranked 4th.
5,905
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom

Quadruplet and quintuplet births 14
Ranked 9th.
435
Ranked 2nd. 31 times more than United Kingdom

Abortion > When abortion is legal > To preserve physical health Legal Legal
Abortion > When abortion is legal > Foetal impairment Legal Legal
Quadruplet and quintuplet births per million people 0.226
Ranked 15th.
1.42
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than United Kingdom

All births of girls 393,866
Ranked 6th.
2.02 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

All births of girls per thousand people 6.28
Ranked 30th.
6.57
Ranked 35th. 5% more than United Kingdom

Percent of births registered >90 >90
Abortion > When abortion is legal > To save the woman's life Legal Legal
Single births per thousand people 12.37
Ranked 16th.
13
Ranked 14th. 5% more than United Kingdom

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Children's Fund. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization. Source tables

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