Birth Rate in 2011 Lowest Ever Reported in US

The crude birth rate in 2011 was “the lowest rate ever reported for the United States,” according to the authors of the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, published online February 11 in Pediatrics.

Expressed as live births per 1000 women, the 2011 crude birth rate was 12.7, down from 13.0 in 2010, 14.4 in 2000, and 24.1 in 1950. Overall, there were 1% fewer children born in the United States in 2011 than in 2010, and 4% fewer than in 2009, lead author Brady E. Hamilton, PhD, from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues report. The data come from birth and death certificates for residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The decline in birth rate among mothers aged between 15 and 19 years was especially dramatic, with an 8% relative decrease between 2010 and 2011 to reach a historic low of 31.3 births per 1000 women in 2011. This represents a 25% relative decrease in birth rate since 2007 and a 49% relative decrease since 1991, the authors say. “If the 1991 rates had continued to prevail from 1992 through 2011, an estimated 3.6 million additional births to women aged 15 to 19 years would have occurred in the United States (with >1 million of those additional births occurring between 2008 and 2011).” more

3.2.1…The nutmeats start screaming about 3.6 million babies aborted because of birth control ;)

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