Pregnancy rates decrease in United States

October 14, 2009

In 2005, an estimated 6,408,000 pregnancies resulted in 4.14 million live births, 1.21 million induced abortions, and 1.06 million fetal losses. The 2005 pregnancy rate of 103.2 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years is 11 percent below the 1990 peak of 115.8. The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 40 percent from 1990 to 2005, reaching an historic low of 70.6 per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years.

National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 58, Number 4, (10/14/2

For more, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_04.pdf

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