Number Of Births In Us Falls To Lowest In 35 Years
NUMBER OF BIRTHS IN US FALLS TO LOWEST TOTAL IN 35 YEARS
(CNN) – The number of births in the U.S. last year was the lowest total in more than three decades.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There were about 3.7 million births in 2019.
That represents a one percent decrease from the previous year, and the lowest total since 1985.
It’s also the fifth year in a row that the number of U.S. births has decreased, averaging down about one percent each year.
The CDC’s report is preliminary and based off 99% of birth certificates received last year.