Americans have fewer babies as U.S. birthrates hit low records

americans-have-fewer-babies-as-u-s-birthrates-hit-low-recordsThis is the second year now that the babies delivered in the U.S. fell.

The Friday released provisional figures includes 99.96% of all births last year in the United States. Here it is what they show:

Overall births

The babies born in the U.S. last year was 3,941,109. That is 37,388 fewer babies than it were in the U.S. in 2015, which represents a decline of 1%.

In 2016, the general fertility rate of the U.S hit a record low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. In 2015, the general fertility rate was 62.5.

In 2016, the American women total fertility rate for was 1,818 births per 1,000 women and this is the lowest since 1984.

Now, for a generation to replace itself there is a need for the total fertility rate to be 2100 birth of 1000 women. This mark is missing since 1971.

Older mothers

The ages of women in the U.S. giving birth has been skewing older for several years, and continues in 2016.

In 2016, there were 102.6 births per 1,000 women between 30 and 34 ages’ women. The last time the high was in 1964.

In 2016, the overall babies numbers were born to mothers in their 30s were 1,656,736. An additional 112,007 babies were born in ages 40 and up.

Teen births declining
Improvements in teen births were seen in both 15-to-17-year and 18- and 19-year-olds (down 8% from 2015).

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