For the sixth consecutive year in the US, the birth rate has come down and it has reached a record low of 112 years. It has declined by 4% compared to 2019. This was revealed in the latest report of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It has been prepared on the basis of analysis of 99% birth certificates issued last year. This is the biggest decline since 1979. Anxiety, nervousness, and a deterioration in economic status are also the main reasons for decreasing birth rate. Women are avoiding becoming mothers during an epidemic.
The birth rate in the US has risen to 56 per 1,000 women, the lowest ever. In the US, the fertility rate was 2.1 sometime back, which has now come down to 1.6. It has recorded a continuous decline for the last 10 years. In the US, the fertility rate was 2.1 sometime back, which has now come down to 1.6. It has recorded a continuous decline for the last 10 years.
According to the report, about 3.6 million children were born in the US last year. It was around 38 lakhs in 2019. In 2007, this figure was around 4.3 million. Apart from the US, many European countries have also recorded a decline in birth rates. During the first lockdown in Italy, the birth rate was down by about 22%.
Birth rates drop to 8% for 15-19-year-olds
According to the report, birth rates in the age group of 15 to 19 have decreased by 8% throughout the year. It has been steadily decreasing since 1991. At the same time, birth rates in Asian-American women decreased by 8%, Hispanic by 3% and white women by 6%. Cesarean deliveries increased by 32%.