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[Recent fertility levels].

Authors
  • Avalos Triana, O
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista cubana de administración de salud
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1980
Volume
6
Issue
3
Pages
251–260
Identifiers
PMID: 12311076
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The author has studied the evolution of 2 fecundity measures, the gross rate of natality and the gross rate of reproduction. The 1st measure decreased 44.8% in the last year of the study (1978) and represented 95,826 less births. It is pointed out how this indicator has decreased in all provinces of the country which usually have high rates of fecundity. In order to establish comparisons among countries, the gross reproduction rate is used, and its evolution in 7 countries is observed during the 1970-78 period. The lower figures are registered in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). First, all figures of the period below 1 and with the steady decrease are reported, while the GDR shows a certain trend to the recovery of birth rate since 1976. Hungary has the most irregular behavior although the total birth rate again falls since 1976. Graphs from Cuba show a constant fall in fecundity levels which was interrupted only in 1971, until the decrease below 1 came in 1978. Cuba is the country that has the most sensible reduction of fecundity and has shown the most remarkable difference (0.89) between the initial and final rates during the period of analysis. (author's)

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