Enter the number of live births and the female population ages 15-44 into the General Fertility Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the General Fertility Rate.

## General Fertility Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the General Fertility Rate.

**FR = LB / P * 1000**

- Where FR is the General Fertility Rate (births per 1000 women)
- LB is the number of live births
- P is the female population ages 15-44

## How to Calculate General Fertility Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate General Fertility Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the number of live births.
- The number of live births is given as: 100,000.

- Next, determine the female population ages 15-44.
- The female population ages 15-44 is provided as: 2,000,000.

- Finally, calculate the General Fertility Rate using the equation above:

FR = LB / P * 1000

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

FR = 100,000 / 2,000,000 * 1000 = 50 (births per 1000 women)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

number of live births = 150,000

female population ages 15-44 = 3,000,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

FR = LB / P * 1000** = ?**