Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quebec Helps Lead Rising Birth Rate

From The Montreal Gazette:

Births across Canada increase, as does the age of mothers.

OTTAWA — The number of births in Canada appears to be increasing, with more than half of babies being born to mothers over 30, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

According to the report, released Tuesday, Canadian women gave birth to 367,864 babies in Canada in 2007, up 13,247 or 3.7 per cent from 2006. Also, Statistics Canada said the number of babies born in 2007 was the highest since 1995 and the fifth consecutive annual increase.

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