Feb. 12, 2002 — Say farewell to America’s zero populace development. Y2K saw more babies born to more U.S. ladies than any year since the early ’70s.
The unused figures come from the CDC and appear that the number of U.S. births expanded 3% for 2000, yielding more than 4 million child boys and young ladies.
Within the 1970s and 1980s, the normal American lady gave birth to less than two children. But that number bounced to more than two kids per lady in 2000.
The great news is that this happened whereas the adolescent birth rate fell to a record moo — 48.5 births per 1,000 youngsters age 15 to 19. The youngster pregnancy rate proceeded its 19% decay over the 1990s to reach 94.3 pregnancies per 1,000 youngsters age 15 to 19.
The CDC report credits this decay to endeavors that center teens’ consideration on going without from sex and on mindful behavior. It too credits teenagers for being more likely than ever some time recently to utilize contraceptives, especially condoms. Moreover, the CDC reports that a few sexually dynamic high schoolers have exchanged to embedded or injectable contraceptives, which are greatly successful modern birth-control strategies.
More great news comes from a drop in cigarette smoking amid pregnancy. Be that as it may, more than one in eight ladies still smokes whereas pregnant. The impacts are self-evident: smokers were about twice as likely as nonsmokers to have low-birth-weight children.
Cesarean conveyance rates expanded for the fourth continuous year to about one in four births. This can be the most elevated rate detailed since 1989, when such information to begin with started to be collected.
Here’s a last fun reality: more babies were born on a Tuesday — and less on a Sunday — than on any other day of the week amid Y2K.