May 24, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • New data from the CDC show that there were 3.66 million births in the U.S. in 2021, up 1 percent from 2020 and the first increase in seven years. The rebound spanned age groups, with birthrates rising for every cohort of women age 25 and older. The preterm birth rate (defined as less than 37 weeks gestation) also rose to 10.48 percent in 2021, the highest reported level since representative national data became available. The increase comes amid an increase in pregnancy-related death. (Data here; Articles here and here)