The bar chart shows the changes in birth rate in five different countries in two separate years. According to the chart , only Somalia saw an increase in the birth rate between the two years. (c)
There was a slight rise in the birth rate of Somalia from 3.2% to 3.7 % in 2000, by which time the country had the highest birth rate. (c)
In contrast, the figure for India declined dramatically to 3.2% in 2000, although the country had a higher rate than other countries in 1970. (c)
The Birth rate in India was highest in 1970, at about 5.3%, but this figure saw a dramatic decline to just over 3% in 2000. (c)
The birth rate of Thailand saw the most dramatic change, dropping from 5% to 2%. (c)
The birth rate in Thailand showed a similar trend, dropping from 4.9% to 1.9% in 2000. (c)
Similarly, the rate in Thailand was second only to India's in 1970, but it saw the most dramatic change, dropping to 3%. (c)
The figure for Spain dropped to nearly 1.5% in 2000, almost half the level in 1970. (c)
Dropped more than half
The figure in Mexico remained the same in 1970 and 2000, at around 3%.
In contrast, the birth rate in Mexico held steady at the level of 3.1 during the period.
Overall, the birth rate in India, Thailand and Spain saw a downward trend, while Somalia’s birth rate increased. The birth rate in Mexico didn’t show any significant