Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues presented provisional data for 2017 on USA births.
The birth rate for almost every group of women in the United States fell to a 30-year low in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Similar declines were seen by race and ethnicity, with the provisional number of births down 2% for Hispanic and 3% for non-Hispanic white women in 2017, though the authors said that the number of births for non-Hispanic black women was "essentially unchanged". The total fertility rate was down 3% to 1,764.5 births per 1,000 women - which the authors noted was the lowest total fertility rate since 1978.
The number of teen births also continued to decline, dropping another 7 percent a year ago.
However, the birth rate actually went up a bit for women aged 40 to 44, the report found.
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