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Where’s the baby? Utah births still declining

Where’s the baby? Utah births still declining

By Julia Lyon
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jan 30, 2012 01:49PM MDT

The economy may be showing signs of recovery but the stork is still delivering fewer babies to Utah families, according to Utah hospitals.
The official 2011 tally from state health officials is not yet available. But three major hospital chains — which together welcome most of Utah’s babies — say their delivery numbers remained flat or continued to drop.
Utah, long home to the nation’s highest fertility rate, reached its zenith in 2008 with 55,605 newborns. But statewide births have slowed ever...

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