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US birthrate falls to record low


Associated Press reports that the US birthrate has fallen to lowest level since records began to be kept at the turn of the 20th Century.

The report says: "the birth rate was 13.9 per 1,000 persons in 2002, the Health and Human Services Department announced. That compares with 14.1 a year ago. The most recent high was 16.7 in 1990. The latest figure is the lowest in government records that go back to the turn of the 20th century, according to Brady Hamilton, a demographer at the National Center for Health Statistics."

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AP/Kansas City Star

27 Jun 2003