One born every minute? 4 born every second!

  • New interactive counter designed by Stem Cell Storage Company Smart Cells reveals how many babies are born on each continent, every second, minute and hour that passes.

  • They also revealed the percentage of children under 5 who have the blood disease anaemia, had access to prenatal healthcare and had a healthcare professional attend the birth.

  • On average in Europe and Central Asia, 21 babies are born every minute.

  • In Sub-Saharan Africa 60% of children have anaemia

  • Only 86% of women in the Middle East & North Africa receive prenatal care compared to 100% of women in North America.

  • And just 58% of births in Sub-Saharan Africa are attended by skilled health staff compared to 99% in Europe and Central Asia.

An estimated 130 million* babies are born globally each year. The current estimated global population stands at over 7.7 billion** and is expected to keep rising.

But how do birth rates compare continent by continent, and what is the level of healthcare for pregnant women like globally?

Stem Cell Storage Company Smart Cells have created an interactive counter which shows how many babies are born every second, minute and hour by continent. As well as highlighting how many children under the age of 5 have anaemia.

The counter

When you open the page, the counter starts charting birth rates by continent, continuing until you close the webpage.

Sub-Saharan Africa sees the most babies born globally, there is one child born less than every second, 72 born a minute and 4,344 every hour.

The below table shows the population for each continent, CBR, and then from that the total births in that period.

 

East Asia & Pacific

Europe & Central Asia

Latin America & Caribbean

Middle East & North Africa

North America

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Population

2,314,000,000

915,483,880

644,124,651

444,326,024

361,920,645

1,788,388,850

1,061,107,720

CBR

13.65

12.01

16.56

22.22

11.64

19.98

35.86

Total Births

31,593,042

11,000,454

10,666,704

9,872,924

4,212,76

35,732,009

38,051,323

 

The Crude Birth Rate (CBR, number of live births per 1,000 in a population in a set period) compared to population shows whilst East Asian & the Pacific has the highest population its CBR is lower than both the Middle East &North African and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The below table shows births per second, minute and hour for each continent.

 

Births

East Asia & Pacific

Europe & Central Asia

Latin America & Caribbean

Middle East & North Africa

North America

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Second

1

0.35

0.34

0.31

0.13

1.13

1.21

Minute

60

21

20

19

8

68

72

Hour

3607

1256

1218

1127

481

4079

4344

 

Only East Asia & Pacific, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have a birth every second, North America has the lowest number of births as well as the lowest population of the continents. Every hour over 4,000 babies are born in South Asia and over 4,300 in Subsaharan Africa.

The below table shows the percentage of children under the age of 5 have anaemia, the percentage of pregnant women receiving prenatal care and the percentage of women whose births are attended by skilled health staff.

 

East Asia & Pacific

Europe & Central Asia

Latin America & Caribbean

Middle East & North Africa

North America

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Children with Anemia

25%

22%

28%

35%

9%

55%

60%

Prenatal care

95%

93%

97%

86%

100%

79%

82%

Birth attended by skilled staff

95%

99%

95%

86%

99%

76%

58%

 

Anaemia is the most common of all blood disorders, and it affects almost one-third of the world’s population, most commonly found in children under the age of five.

Millions of pregnant women globally don’t have access to suitable prenatal care. Only 50%*** of women globally receive the recommended amount of care during pregnancy. Additionally, not every birth is attended by skilled health staff. An estimated 303,000 mothers and 2.5 million newborns in the first month of life in 2017 died, partly due to inadequate care during delivery.****

Shamshad Ahmed, CEO at Smart Cells, commented:

“Our research has shown that there are huge variations in the number of births globally, some countries seeing significantly less than others and the disparities in healthcare for pregnant women from those in the developed world to those from less developed nations. We show that Anaemia, which is the most common of all blood disorders and affects almost one-third of the world’s population is significantly more prevalent in certain continents compared to others, with children in the poorer regions across Asia and Africa most affected. Stem cell therapy, however, can help alleviate the symptoms of anaemia, by boosting the production of healthy red blood cells. Additionally, our research highlighted, there are still women who do not have access to or only limited access to prenatal health care, whilst even more, do not have a skilled member of health staff in attendance for the birth. Maternal healthcare is still inadequate in many nations.

Advances in medicine, sanitation, and food production, has helped population numbers increase faster from the 1900s onwards. However, experts do believe population growth will peak in the next 100 years. Recently the negative effect that higher population has on our planet has been highlighted, by campaigners, celebrities and the Royal Family. Experts believe limiting your family to only one or two children can help stabilise population growth to a level that won’t put as much strain on our planets natural resources.***** It’s hard to imagine the global population and births until you see it in numbers.”

You can find the Global Birth Rate counter here: https://www.smartcells.com/birth-rate-counter/

Videos via YouTube: https://youtu.be/9_gj8htM7Z8 and https://youtu.be/n9W2gxOYk-s

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