Which of the following is not true about Crude Birth Rate? ?(AIIMS Nov 11)
|A|| It is a measure of fertility|
|B|| It is actually a ratio|
|C|| It is dependent on the age structure of the population|
|D||Numerator does not include still births|
CBRis a measure of fertility which is independent of the age structure of the population as it includes the entire mid year population in the denominator.
GFRis a better measure of fertility than crude birth rate because the denominator is restricted to the number of women in the reproductive age group rather than the whole population. All the other options regarding crude BR are correct.
Other important indicators of fertility include:
General marital fertility rate
Age specific fertility rate
Gross reproduction rate
Net reproduction rate
Total fertility rate