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Americans Having Fewer Babies

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By    |   Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:06 AM

The fertility rate for white women has fallen in every state below the limit needed to maintain the population, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report, which compiled 2017 figures, was detailed in a story posted by the Daily Mail on Thursday.

Here are some of the key points in the CDC report:

  • Fertility rates for Hispanic women were up in 29 states.
  • The rate for black women was up in 12 states.
  • The total fertility rate for all women nationwide was 16 percent lower than what is considered the needed level for a population to replace itself.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the total fertility rate in the U.S. was 1,765.5 births per 1,000 women. The CDC noted a rate of 2,100 is “considered necessary to replace a population over time.”

The only two states above that level were Utah and South Dakota.

 For white women the total fertility rate was highest in Utah and lowest in Washington, D.C. The rate was highest for Hispanic women in Alabama and lowest in Vermont. For black women, Maine was the highest and Wyoming the lowest.

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The fertility rate for white women has fallen in every state below the limit needed to maintain the population, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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2019-06-10
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