Report: Website examines birth rates in U.S., Utahns have been busy

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A screen capture of an interactive map from Business Insider detailing birth data for 2013.

A screen capture of an interactive map from Business Insider detailing birth data for 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently released data regarding birth in the United States, and according to the data Utah has a higher birth rate than any other place in the country.

Business Insider reports that Utah’s rate of 17.6 births per 1,000 people in 2013 is the highest in the nation and well above the national average, which is 12.5 per 1,000 people. The map in this story is a screen shot of an interactive map that shows the birth rates by states, click here for the map.

The same article from Business Insider speculates the high number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have something to do with the statistics, and they also suggested the fact the state has the lowest median age in the country, at 29.2, may also be a factor.

Click here for more on this story from Business Insider, as well as data on the birth rates in the other U.S. states.

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