This how many babies are born every second, minute and hour across the world
According to Unicef, there are an estimated 130 million babies born each year globally, but how do birth rates compare continent by continent, and do healthcare levels for pregnant women change depending in which continent they live?
Research by Stem Cell Storage Company Smart Cells reveals how many babies are born every second, minute and hour by continent, the percentage of children who suffer from anaemia, how many pregnant women had access to prenatal care and what percentage of births were attended by a healthcare professional.
The global birth rate counter starts automatically when you open the page, counting the number of births per continent. The drop-down menu can also be used to change the number of births from per second to per minute and per hour.
On average there are 21 babies born in Europe and Central Asia every minute, while North America has 8 births and Sub-Saharan Africa has an astonishing 72 births every minute. The research also found that Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of child anaemia and the lowest number of births attended by a healthcare professional at 58%.
Shamshad Ahmed, CEO at Smart Cells talked about the research saying:
“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.”
He added, “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.”