Birth rates in the U.S. have fallen the biggest in 50 years. According to the data released, birth rates have decreased by 4 percent in the last year.
Important data has been released in the UNITED States, which is the most loss-losing country in the world in the coronavirus outbreak. Birth rates in the United States have fallen by the largest in 50 years, according to data shared by officials.
Birth rates in the U.S. fell 4 percent, according to the report. The decline was calculated to include mothers of all races and ethnicities, all age groups. “It is becoming increasingly common for older mothers to see births decline,” said Brady Hamilton, who authored the report on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Experts believe the biggest cause of the decline is the pandemic, the Guardian reported. It raises concerns that the economic impact of Covid-19 is not the right time to have a baby.
Here are the highlights of the CDC’s report:
- Last year, 3.6 million babies were born in the United States. In 2019, the figure was 3.75 million. The U.S. record was set in 2007 at 4.3 million.
- The birth rate in the UNITED States decreased to 56 per 1,000. This figure, which has fallen to the lowest level, has halved compared to the 1960s.
- The birth rate in the 15-19 age range decreased by 8 percent. This rate has been falling every year since 1991.
- The cesarean delivery rate increased to 32 percent.
- The proportion of babies born prematurely decreased by 10 percent.