According to CNN, the general fertility rate in the United States continued to decline last year. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics states, “The 2018 general fertility rate fell to another all-time low for the United States.”
The general fertility rate dropped 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women age 15 to 44 nationwide, the report says. In 2017, the total fertility rate for the United States dropped below what’s needed for the population to replace itself, according to a different report by the National Center for Health Statistics in January 2018.
You can read more about the report at CNN’s web site.