Transcript for By the Numbers: Dropping US birth rates
The data is he Indian Tony Tony is a corona virus script our nation in the world birth rates and US fell to record lows this despite some predictions of the lock downs could create a new baby boom we take a closer look by the numbers about 36 million babies were born in the US last year by comparison we welcome four point three million babies into the world in 2007. The number present twice when he fell 4% from 2019. To the lowest level since 1979. According to a new CDC reports. And there was two times the average annual rate of decline it we've been seen since 2014. Birth rates dropped for women and nearly all age groups and for every major race and ethnicity 8% for Asian American 6% for native Americans. 4% for whites and blacks and 4% for Hispanics. Finally last year the average woman American woman at about one point six babies that was the lowest rate on record. Experts call this quote from below replacement reaches a level which a generation can replace itself. And now the US more people are dying every day then being born according to the CDC.
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