Extra! Korea

May 23, 2009

South Korea’s birthrate remains lowest out of 193 countries for second straight year

Filed under: health — extrakorea @ 12:05 am

According to the World Health Organization, South Korea has had the lowest birthrate out of 193 countries surveyed, for two years in a row. Korea shared the bottom spot with eight other countries, including Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine, who had an average of 1.2 babies per woman of reproductive age.

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