Friday, February 9, 2007
The February issue of Pediatrics summarizes recent reports on births in the US. Some findings:
- The recent teen pregnancy rate in the United States is at an all-time low.
- The rate of Caesarean deliveries is at an all-time high.
- The birth rates for mothers aged 30 and older rose in 2005 to levels not seen in nearly 40 years.
- A record number of unmarried women are having children. The total number of births to unmarried women rose by 4 percent, to 1,525,345, in 2005.
To read the news article from Health Day news
To read the full report, visit the National Center for Health Statistics.
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