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Births in the United States increased in 2021 for the first time in seven years

Headquarters of the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta

(Reuters) – The number of births due to infection in the United States will increase by 1% in 2021 by 2020, indicating an annual increase since 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC) of the United States.

The report said 3,659,289 children were born last year, an increase of 25 to 49 for women.

Although fertility rates and the number of births will increase in 2021, they are still below 2019, said Brady Hamilton, a statistician at the CDC’s National Health Statistics Center.

Americans will have fewer children in 2020 by more than four decades.

β€œI suspect the birth rate has declined (from 2019 to 2020) due to the Govt epidemic-related economy, but last year the economy took a turn,” said Donald Dudley, director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division. From the University of Virginia.

“Therefore, it gives the couple more confidence that they will be financially sound and that they can conceive.”

In March the agency released data for the first half of 2021, which showed that births in the United States fell in the first few months of the year from 2020, but increased in June.

β€œIt will be interesting to see what happens next year after we have problems with inflation and the recent downturn in the economy,” Dudley said.

(Report by Amruta Contegar)


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