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a) The highest number of births occurred during the morning and mid-day hours.
b) Birth rates declined for women 15-24 years of age, increased for women 25-44 years and remained unchanged for females 10-14 and 45-49 years of age.
c) The cesarean delivery rate declined for the second year in a row in 2014 to 32.2% of all births.
d) The preterm birth rate (less than 37 weeks' gestation) was 9.6%.
e) The twin birth rate was 33.9 per 1,000 (3.4%) and a new high for the nation.
f) No correlation has been found between a full moon and deliveries.
Answer: All statements are correct.
The birth rate was 24.2 births/1,000 teenagers 15-19 years of age in 2014. This rate has fallen 61% since 1991. The birth rate in this age group declined for all race and ethnic groups in 2014. The number of births to women in their late 20s and early 30s increased by 2% and 3%, respectively. The birth rate to women in their 40s has remained unchanged. There were births to 743 women 50 years and older in 2014 compared to 677 in 2013.