Twins Takeover? Significant Rise in Multiple Births Since 1980

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM EDT

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Twins Takeover? Significant Rise in Multiple Births Since 1980

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM EDT

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate for twin births in the United States has risen significantly since 1980, according to a story posted on Slate.com.

According to the CDC numbers, one pair was born out of every 31 births in 2008, compared to one out of every 53 births in 1980.

Read the entire Slate.com story here.