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U.S. Birthrate Falling

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In tonight's HealthierMe, the U.S. birth rate continues to fall -- a likely result of the weak economy. The centers for disease control and prevention reports births declined 1% in 2011. That's not as steep as the 2% and 3% decreases seen in recent years, but the rate among Hispanic women fell the most last year -- 6%. Experts attribute the declines to a struggling economy, in which many people feel they cannot afford to have children.

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