Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 31st, 2002
In 2000, the average number of children born to women over a lifetime was 2.1, according to a new CDC report, Births: Final Data for 2000. During most of the 1970s and 1980s women gave birth to fewer than two children on average, a rate insufficient to replace the population (2.1 is considered the population's replacement level).
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.