US birth rate falls for first time in a decade, figures show


Daily Telegraph
April 7, 2010

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Overall, the number of births in 2008 declined two per cent from 2007, the first annual decline in births since the start of the decade.

The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was based on a review of more than 99 per cent of birth certificates for 2008, the first full year of the recession.

Rates fell for teenage mothers, as well as women in their 20s and 30s, with the one exception being births among women in their 40s, which rose by four per cent, reaching its highest mark sinc 1967.

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