Table 6.1Population Totals and Numbers of Births, 2001
thousands

Region Population (mid-2001) Live births Stillbirths Total births
Low- and middle-income countries5,221,572118,5053,228121,733
High-income countries928,66011,3714511,416
World6,150,233129,8763,274133,150

Sources: Population is calculated from United Nations Population Division 2003, table 1. Live births are calculated from population totals and crude birth rates in World Bank 2003. Stillbirths are calculated from live births, using rates from WHO 2005a.

From: Chapter 6, Incorporating Deaths Near the Time of Birth into Estimates of the Global Burden of Disease

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Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors.
Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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