The U.S. birthrate rose 0.6 percent in 2014 to 62.9 per 1,000 women, the first increase since 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Birthrates rose 3 percent for Asian/Pacific Islanders and 1 percent for whites, and fell 9 percent for teens, 3 percent for American Indian/Alaska Natives and 1 percent for Hispanics. The cesarean delivery rate declined 1.5 percent in 2014 to 32.2 percent of all births. Cesareans for African Americans, Hispanics and Asian/Pacific Islanders fell for the first time since 1996, by about 1 percent.

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