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M sia s fertility rate drops to lowest level ever recorded

KUALA LUMPUR — The national fertility rate this year is expected to decline to the lowest level recorded since the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with 15.8 births per 1,000 people compared to 16.1 in 2017. According to the 2018 Malaysia s Selected Demographic Indicator, the overall fertility rate of Malaysian women aged 15 to 49 is estimated at 19.1 children, which is below the replacement level of 2.1 children. This means that the Malaysian population is shrinking, as the average number of babies born to

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