Rate : Fertility Rate

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Identifier:
R_FERTILITY
Name:
Fertility Rate
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
BIRTH_TOT:total * 1000.0 / AGE_FERTILE:female/F
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
Live births per thousand women aged 20 to 49. The General Fertility Rate is usually defined relative to the number of women aged 15 to 49, but in Britain the ages 20 to 49 are generally more appropriate.

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Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_VITAL Life and Death



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