Thursday, 21 January 2010

Healthy Birth Rate In Malaysia

We have 516,645 births in 2009, a 3.9% increase from 2008. The state I live in, Selangor came out top in terms of both birth rates (80,110 babies) and deaths (16,494). Apparently, our country's been having healthy birth rates for the last 10 years. Malaysians won't be extinct any time soon. Instead, by 2100, there should be around 70 million Malaysians. The current trend continues with Malays leading with the largest families followed by Indians. The Chinese have the smallest family size.

More at News Straits Times.

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