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Births and Maternal Access to Care in Pa.


August 5, 2021

Graphic by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania welcomed 134,247 babies in 2019, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Live births per 1,000 residents in Pennsylvania have decreased from 1990 to 2019, as shown in the graph above.

In rural Pennsylvania, the rate went from 12.7 to 9.3 live births per 1,000 residents, and in urban Pennsylvania from 15.0 to 10.9.


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