National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) UpdatesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 12/05/2013 10:24 AM EST
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National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) updates from the National Center for Health Statistics.
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A new report, “Pregnancy Rates for U.S. Women Continue to Drop,” by Sally Curtin, Joyce Abma, Stephanie Ventura, and Stanley Henshaw, will be available tomorrow on the NCHS website http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/. This report covers pregnancy rates and pregnancy outcomes for women aged 15-44, through 2009. Descriptive tables and figures are presented by age, race/Hispanic origin, and marital status. Here are the key findings illustrated in the report:
- The pregnancy rate for U.S. women in 2009 was 102.1 per 1,000 women aged 15–44, the lowest level in 12 years; only the 1997 rate of 101.6 has been lower in the last 30 years.
- Rates for women under age 30 fell during 1990–2009, while rates for women aged 30 and over increased.
- Rates for teenagers reached historic lows in 2009, including rates for the three major race and Hispanic origin groups.
- Pregnancy rates have declined about 10% each for married and unmarried women since 1990.
- The birth rate for married women was 72% higher than the rate for unmarried women; the abortion rate for unmarried women was almost five times higher than the rate for married women
If you have any questions about this report, please contact Sally (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joyce (email@example.com), or Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As always, please keep an eye on NCHS’s running list of forthcoming reports that we try to update frequently: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/calendar/2013_schedule.htm. We will of course also keep you posted on forthcoming reports of interest.
Best regards from the NSFG team:
Joyce Abma, Anjani Chandra, Casey Copen, Isaedmarie Febo-Vázquez, Kim Daniels, Jill Daugherty, Jo Jones, Gladys Martinez, and Bill Mosher
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