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Birth rate reaches record low as premature deliveries rise

One of the goals of the CDC's National Vital Statistics System is to track vital events, including births, deaths, marriages, divorces and fetal deaths. Working with state partners, the NVSS analyzes the data and publishes it electronically.  In their most recent analysis, they provide provisional data for 2018 on the number of births and preterm births, as well as prenatal care, cesarean delivery and low birth weight births. According to the CDC, the data is based on 99.73% of recorded births for 2018. So, while the study is provisional, the majority of records have been received.  Read more....

 

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