The Center for Disease Control reported that the birth rate in the United States was an all-time low. The report which was published on October 3rd, 2012 had this to say about their Results.
“Results— The 2011 preliminary number of US births was 3,953,593, 1 percent less (or 45,793 fewer) births than in 2010; the general fertility rate (63.2 per 1,000 women age 15-44 years) declined to the lowest rate ever reported for the United States.”
• The birth rate for teenagers 15-19 years fell 8 percent in 2011 (31.3 births per 1,000 teenagers 15-19 years).
• The birth rates for women in their twenties declined as well, to a historic low for women aged 20-24 (85.3 births per 1,000).
• The birth rate for women in their thirties was unchanged.
• The birth rate was 46.1 birth per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 and the percentage of births to unmarried women was 40.7.
• The percentage of births in cesarean deliveries rose nearly 60 percent from 1996 through 2009 , but this upward trend may be at an end. Following a small decline in the rate from 2009 to 2010 (32.9 to 32.8 percent), the cesarean delivery rate was unchanged for 2010-2011.
For more information on what the CDC results revealed head over to CDC.gov for the official study.
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CDC Reports: 40.7 percent of children born to unwed women – U.S birthrate all-time low.