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U.S. Births decreased Slightly in 2022


From the National Center for Health Statistics: Births: Provisional Data for 2022. The NCHS reports:

The provisional number of
births for the United States in 2022 was
3,661,220, a nonsignificant decline from
2021. The general fertility rate was 56.1
births per 1,000 women aged 15–44,
down less than 1% from 2021. The total
fertility rate was 1,665.0 births per 1,000
women in 2022, essentially unchanged
from 2021. Birth rates declined for
women in age groups 15–24 and 30–34,
rose for women in age groups 25–29 and
35–49, and were unchanged for females
aged 10–14 years in 2022. The birth rate
for teenagers aged 15–19 declined by 3%
in 2022 to 13.5 births per 1,000 females;
rates declined for both younger (aged
15–17) and older (aged 18–19) teenagers.

emphasis added

Here is a long-term graph of annual U.S. births through 2022.

Click on graph for larger image.

Births had declined for six consecutive years, before increasing in 2021.  The decline in 2022 was not significant.

Note the amazing decline in teenage births.

There is much more in the report.

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