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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The ratio of babies being born alive in an area to the population of that area.

Usage examples (37)
  • The preterm birthrate continued its much-need improvement
  • The preterm birthrate continued its improvement, falling for the third straight year.
  • Nor does it explain why the birthrate is lower north of the Canadian border than south of it.
  • (The U.S. birthrate is 14 newborns per 1,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) for more
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