American Birth Rates In Decline

December 5, 2014 5:51 AM

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American Birth Rates In Decline

Recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that birth rates in America are falling. It marks the sixth straight year in declining birth rates.

To be more specific, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2013, 3.93 million births were reported, which is just slightly down from 3.95 million births the previous year. However, it is 9 percent lower than the highest birth rates of 2007.

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