Monday, December 20, 2010

Arizona Sees Biggest Decline in Births

The number of births fell 2.7 percent nationally between 2008 and 2009, but in Arizona the number fell by a much larger 7.1 percent. Other states ranking among the top ten in the percentage decline in births: Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Maryland, Rhode Island, California, Florida, Nevada, and South Carolina.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Births Preliminary Data for 2009

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