American women continue to see their birth rates fall, according to a recent report by the National Center for Health Statistics released on Wednesday, The Daily Caller reports.
Last year, the country’s overall birth rate dropped again to 62 births per 100,000 women, the report said.
One major reason for the decline is the slumpin birth rates among American women in their 20s, who are making fewer babies compared to women ages 30-34.
During the same period, birth rates among teens were also down, falling from 22.3 to 20.3 births for every 100,000 American teens.
Women in their 30s saw a slight gain in birth rates last year, but it was not enough to offset the dip in younger women’s birth rates.
While birth rates among U.S. women fell in general, the birth rate among immigrant women continues to grow, according to a separate report by Pew Research Center.