Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 6th, 2003
"The number of births, the crude birth rate (14.5 in 2001), and the fertility rate (67.2 in 2001) all declined slightly (by 1% or less) from 2000 to 2001," reported Marian F. MacDorman and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Fertility rates were highest for Hispanic women (107.4), followed by Native American (70.7), Asian or Pacific Islander (69.4), black (69.3), and non-Hispanic white women (58.0). During the early to mid 1990s, fertility declined for non-Hispanic white,...
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