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Survey points to higher US birth rate in future: CDC

WASHINGTON: More U.S. women expect to have children some time in the future than they did in 2002, according to a federal study released on Thursday, which could point to a higher U.S. birth rate. A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that half of women aged 15–44 expected to have children, up from 46 percent in a 2002 survey. "It's not a huge increase but it is a statistically significant increase," one of the study's authors, Jill Daugherty, said. The increase could indicate a…