Crude Birth Rate (CBR):
Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births per 1,000 people per year and it is estimated at midyear.
Decline in Crude Birth Rate from 29.5 in 1991 to 22.5 in 2009.
The CBR is higher (24.1) in rural areas as compared to urban areas (18.3).
Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest CBR (28.7) and Goa, the lowest (13.5).
Crude Death Rate (CDR):
Crude death rate indicates the total number of deaths per year per 1,000 people.
Decline in Crude Death Rate from 7.4 in 2008 to 7.3 in 2009.
The CDR is higher (7.8) in rural areas as compared to urban areas (5.8).
The death rate is highest (8.8) in Orissa and lowest in Nagaland (3.6).
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