How many people in Florida are pregnant?
In Florida, more than 9 million pregnant women are pregnant, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released the latest data Monday.
The state’s total pregnancy rate is 2.4 percent.
Of that, 4.5 percent is for women ages 15-24, and 3.6 percent is 15-19.
A total of 3.2 percent of Florida’s population is under 25.
Florida has the nation’s highest number of pregnancies per capita.
The national rate is 7.3 percent.
The number of new pregnancies each year is also higher in Florida than anywhere else in the nation, according the CDC.
That includes pregnant women who were married or in a relationship before the age of 20.
The state has been working to reduce its population, and it has struggled to do so due to an overabundance of low-income women who have left the state for better economic opportunities.
The CDC said in a release that in 2020, the number of pregnant women in Florida rose to 7.6 million from 6.9 million.
But it added that there were still over 4.6 billion women of reproductive age in the U.S. who could not access health insurance coverage due to high out-of-pocket expenses.
The agency noted that the numbers released Monday “represent the most comprehensive data on Florida’s reproductive health care system to date.”