Rate, birth: The birth rate is usually given as the number of live births divided by the average population (or the population at midyear). This is termed the crude birth rate. In 1995, for example, the crude birth rate per 1,000 population was 14 in the United States, 16.9 in Australia, etc.
The CDC reports U.S. Teen Birth Rate Fell to Record Low in 2009. Despite a drop, 400,000 Teen Girls Give Birth Each Year (Getty Images)
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The U.S. birth rate has dropped to the lowest level since national data have been available, according to statistics just released by the Centers for Disease Control.
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