Arizona Sees Second-Largest Birth Rate Decrease In U.S. Since 2007
Arizona has seen a significant decrease in birth rates since 2007, with only West Virginia experiencing a larger decline.
The state's birth rate has dropped by 22% since 2007, which is higher than the national average of 16%.
Experts attribute the decline to a variety of factors, including the state's aging population, economic conditions, and access to healthcare.
The decrease in birth rates could have a significant impact on Arizona's population growth and demographics.
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Some experts predict that the decline in birth rates could lead to a shortage of workers in certain industries and a strain on the state's healthcare system.
Arizona's declining birth rate is part of a larger trend across the United States, with many states experiencing similar decreases in recent years.
The state will need to address the factors contributing to the decline in birth rates if it hopes to maintain a healthy and growing population.