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U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in Nearly a Century

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U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in Nearly a Century

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U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in Nearly a Century

U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in Nearly a Century

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America's birth rate in 2002 fell to its lowest point since 1909. The drop was due in large part to a decline in teenage pregnancies and a reduction in the proportion of women of childbearing age. Hear Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demographer Brady Hamilton.