Key clinical point: The general fertility rate in the United States, defined as births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, decreased 2% between 2017 and 2018.
Major finding: The fertility rate decreased from 60.3 to 59.1 per 1,000 women (P less than .05).
Study details: Analysis of data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Natality Data File, which includes information on all U.S. births
Disclosures: The authors are employees of the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.
Martin JA et al. NCHS Data Brief. 2019 July; no 346.