CDC report: 10.5K born in R.I. in 2018 as national births hit 32-year low

NATIONAL BIRTHS hit a 32-year low in 2018, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Above,a map of 2018 birth rates by state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
NATIONAL BIRTHS hit a 32-year low in 2018, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Above,a map of 2018 birth rates by state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS
PROVIDENCE – There were 10,506 live births in Rhode Island in 2018, according to a preliminary report Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, a decline from 10,638 one year prior. The lowest number of births of any state in 2018, according to the report, was in Vermont…

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