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How many infants are born in the United States each year?

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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010, 3,999,386 infants were born in the United States, 3% less than in 2009. The number of births fell for nearly all races and Hispanic origin groups. The birth rate in 2010 was 13.0 per 1,000 people.1


1. Martin J. A., Hamilton B. E., Ventura S. J., Osterman, M. J., Wilson, E. C., Mathews, T. J., et al. (2011). Births: Final data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Reports, 61, 1–72. Retrieved January 21, 2013, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_01.pdf#table01 (PDF – 1.66 MB) [top]
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