Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Birth Rate Confusion

A record number of babies were born in the USA in 2007, according to early federal data released Wednesday that some demographers say could signal an impending baby "boomlet."

The 4,315,000 births in 2007, reported as "provisional" data by the National Center for Health Statistics, gives just a glimpse of what's ahead in the nursery.

"I can't tell you anything about who's having these babies, but it is an early look and there is an increase," says federal demographer Stephanie Ventura. "It's a milestone."

She says details about the mothers won't be available until the fall, because all the agency has now is birth certificate data from state health departments. - USA Today

This site says that birth rates are plunging. Weird.

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