Between 2010 and 2011, birth rates for 15- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds dropped by 8% and 3%, respectively, CDC officials reported Friday. Overall, the number of births in 2011 was 3.9 million, the lowest birth rate since 1998. The report showed that women's mean age for having their first baby slightly increased to age 25.6, suggesting that women continue to postpone childbearing.

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