ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study confirms that U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s. Experts say these women probably felt they didn't have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.
The birth rate for women in their early 40s rose a surprising 4 percent over the previous year. But birth rates declined for teen mothers, as well as women in their 20s and 30s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the report Tuesday.
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