Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Births in 2010: 4,007,000

The number of births in 2010 barely topped 4 million, according to a preliminary estimate released today by the National Center for Health Statistics. That's 3 percent less than in 2009 and 7 percent below the all-time high of 4,316,233 reached in 2007. It is the smallest number of births since 1999.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Recent Trends in Births and Fertility Rates Through 2010

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