Health in Georgia (country) - Statistical Overview of Health Status - Fertility and Mortality Rates

Fertility and Mortality Rates

The total fertility rate is 1.4 children per woman. This is extremely below 2.1, the replacement fertility level needed to maintain current population size.
Live birth rate is 12.9 per 1000, and mortality rate is 9.8 per 1000. A large discrepancy exists between rural and urban under-5 mortality rates, with almost twice as many deaths per 1000 live births in rural areas than in urban.
The 2010 infant mortality rate was 15.7 per 1000 live births, and the under-5 mortality rate was 17.1. By 2050, the infant mortality rate is expected to drop to 5.6, and the under-5 mortality rate is expected to drop to 6.2.
Maternal mortality is 14.3 per 100,000 live births, which is the minimum value achieved from 1990–2008, and there were only 8 cases of maternal deaths in 2008. While still high in international comparison, maternal and infant mortality rates have been steadily decreasing.

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