Unformatted text preview: success stories of the past decade,” said HHS spokesperson John Smith. “The fact that this decline in teen births is continuing represents a significant accomplishment.” The CDC report showed that while the overall birthrate has dropped a considerable amount over the past 15 years, the birthrates for older mothers (35-44) are still on the rise. The current low birth rate reflects the smaller proportion of women of childbearing age in the U.S. population, as baby boomers age and Americans are living longer. Data on births are based on information reported on birth certificates files in state vital statistics offices and reported to CDC through the National Vital Statistics System....
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