Which one of the following statements referring to population structure is false? (1) The IMR is the lowest in countries with well-trained doctors and nurses, modern hospitals and large supplies of medicine. (2) Population increases due to increases in fertility rates and decreases due to increases in mortality rates. (3) Stage 4 of the demographic transition is associated with a low, zero or even a negative NIR. (4) Currently the NIR is much higher in the developed than in the developing countries.
The third statement is false.
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