CDC – Recent Trends in Births and Fertility Rates Through June 2012

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 1, 2013

Recent Trends in Births and Fertility Rates Through June 2012 – December 2012

  • “The provisional count of births in the United States for the 12-month period ending June 2012 was 3,942,000, which was 1% lower than the 3,981,000 births (provisional count) for the 12-month period ending June 2011 (1). The number of births has steadily declined from the historic high of 4,316,233 in 2007 (Figure) (2,3), but the rate of decline has slowed from 2010 through June 2012. The provisional fertility rate in the United States for the 12-month period ending June 2012 declined 1% to 63.0 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 from 63.8 for the 12-month period ending June 2011 (1). Like the number of births, the fertility rate has steadily declined from the recent high of 69.3 in 2007 (Figure) (2,3), although, again, the rate of decline has slowed from 2010 through June 2012.”
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