The birth rate in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1945, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. birth rate fell to 7.7 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in 2016.
The rate for women ages 45 to 54 was 7.6 births per 100,000.
The rate for all women was 6.1 births per million women in 2016, the CDC said in its 2017 report.
The CDC data came from the U.K.-based National Health Service, which is part of the U,K.
It is the lowest birth rate recorded since 1946, when the birth rate for men was 9.2 births per 10,000 people.
In 2014, the rate for white women was 9 births per woman, and for black women 9 births.
The report said that among women in the 20-34 age group, the birth rates for black men fell from 8.4 births per man in 2014 to 6.7 in 2016.
“The lowest birth rates in the past few decades have been for women who are younger than 50, women who have never been married, and unmarried women.
In 2016, unmarried women had the lowest fertility rate of any age group,” the CDC reported.”
The birth rate has been declining among women of all races and ethnicities, although the rate among blacks has been steadily increasing for many years.”