CDC Says US Had Lowest Number of Births Last Year Since 1979 By Reuters

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(Reuters) – The United States recorded a 4% drop in the birth rate in 2020, its sixth consecutive annual decline in the number of births and the lowest since 1979, according to data from the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention. US (CDC) Health statistics showed. Interim data is based on 99.87% of all birth records registered and processed last year by the National Center for Health Statistics as of February 11, 2021, according to the CDC.

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