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’07 U.S. Births Break Baby Boom Record: More Older Women Had Babies

by ERIK ECKHOLM,  New Yrok Times,  Mar 18, 2009

More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than in any other year in American history, according to preliminary data reported Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The 4,317,000 births in 2007 just edged out the figure for 1957, at the height of the baby boom. The increase reflected a slight rise in childbearing by women of all ages, including those in their 30s and 40s, and a record share of births to unmarried women.

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