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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.572 (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:572

World population could reach almost 11 billion by 2050: The United Nations has projected that the global population in 2050 could be between 7.9 billion and 10.9 billion, up from 6.1 billion today. Major population growth is anticipated in the developing world, whereas population of developed countries overall is expected to shrink, except in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. …

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