US births fall to lowest level in 32 years, says gov’t study - News Summed Up

US births fall to lowest level in 32 years, says gov’t study


According to government statistics published Wednesday, May 15, the number of births in the United States fell once again in 2018, reaching the lowest level in more than three decades. Births have fallen in 10 of the last 11 years since last peaking in 2007 before the Great Recession. ADVERTISEMENTWith 3,788,235 births in 2018, the number of babies born dropped 2% compared to 2017, as stated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The report also noted the cesarean delivery rate decreased to 31.9% in 2018, its lowest level since peaking in 2009. HM/JBRELATED STORIES:DID YOU KNOW: PH births in Jan-Sept 2018 go past 1 millionDID YOU KNOW: 900,000 births out of wedlock in 2017


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 11:14 UTC



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