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US, Arizona see historic lows in birth rates

 


PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows that birth rates in Arizona and across the U.S. are at historic lows.

The National Center for Health Statistics released provisional data from 2016 on Friday that puts the national fertility rate for women between 15- and 44-years-old at 62 births per 1,000 women.

The Arizona Department of Health Services preliminary data estimates that state's fertility rate is 63.9 — the lowest it has been since at least 1980, around the time the state began recording the data, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2szCAsB).

There has also been a national decli...



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