Crude Birth Rate (CBR)
Simplest measures of fertility which is expressed in terms of number of live births in a year per thousand of mid year population.
Bringing out exact rate at which the population increases through birth. Disadvantages Denominator includes large mass of population.
It does not take in to account the age and sex composition and marital status of the population concerned.
It gives only a general ideal about the fertility. 2. Fertility Ratio (FR)/ChUd Women Ratio No. of live birth (year)
It measures the number of live birth in a year per thousand woman of normal reproductive age. 4. Total Fertility Rate (TFR)
It is the most sensitive and the meaningful cross sectional measure of fertility Easy to compute and also effective measure age – sex adjusted fertility.