More unmarried middle-aged women having children, says CDC report

August 13, 2014 3:13 PM

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More unmarried middle-aged women having children, says CDC report

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that birth rates among unmarried women in the U.S. between the ages of 35 and 39 shot up 48 percent between 2002 and 2012. For older women between 40 and 44 years old, this rate—while very low—rose 29 percent between 2007 and 2012.

That means for every 1,000 women 35 to 39 years old who are not married, there were 31 births in 2012, compared with 29 births in 2007 and 21 births in 2002. For unmarried women 40 to 44, this figure edged up from seven births in 2007 to nine births in 2012.

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