New York City Birth Rate Plunges

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    New York City Birth Rate Plunges

    By JILL GARDINER
    Staff Reporter of the Sun
    December 21, 2006


    The city's birth rate hit a 25-year low in 2005, even as Mayor Bloomberg is projecting a population spike of 1 million people by the year 2030.

    The city's newest release of vital statistics — an annual compendium of deaths, births, disease, and accidents — shows that 122,725 babies were born in New York City in 2005, or 1,374 fewer than in 2004.

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    The number of reported abortions in the city was down to a low in the past 10 years, to 88,891 in 2005 from 91,673 in 2004.

    Of the city's births in 2005, 52% of them were paid for by Medicaid, the government health program for the poor. Of women giving birth in New York City, 44% were unmarried.
     
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    OK.......?
     
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    It is somewhat higher than for the country as a whole.

    Unmarried Childbearing

    (Data are for U.S. for year indicated)

    Number of live births to unmarried women: 1.5 million

    Birth rate for unmarried women: 46.1 births per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 years

    Percent of all births to unmarried women: 35.7

    Source: Births: Preliminary Data for 2004, table A, C
     
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    Things are getting worse.

     

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