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79. Births and Birth Rates, by Race, Sex, and Age

[Births in thousands and by race of child, except as indicated. Beginning 1970, excludes births to nonresidents of the United States. For population bases used to derive these data, see text, this section, and Appendix III]

 
Item 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Live births 1 4,111 4,065 4,000 3,953 3,900 3,891 3,895 3,942
 
White 3,241 3,202 3,126 3,121 3,099 3,093 3,085 3,119
Black 683 674 695 636 603 595 601 610
American Indian 39 39 39 38 37 38 38 40
Asian or Pacific Islander 145 150 153 158 160 166 170 173
 
Male 2,102 2,082 2,049 2,023 1,996 1,990 (NA) (NA)
Female 2,009 1,983 1,951 1,930 1,903 1,901 (NA) (NA)
  Males per 100 females 105 105 105 105 105 105 (NA) (NA)
  -53 -58 -61 -67 -70 -74 -78 -10
Age of mother:
  Under 20 years old 532 518 514 518 512 503 500 485
  20 to 24 years old 1,090 1,070 1,038 1,001 966 945 946 965
  25 to 29 years old 1,220 1,179 1,129 1,089 1,064 1,071 1,075 1,083
  30 to 34 years old 885 895 901 906 905 898 888 889
  35 to 39 years old 331 345 357 372 384 400 408 425
  40 to 44 years old (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 81
  45 to 49 years old (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 4
 
Age of father: -695 -676 -661 -632
  Under 20 years old 130 129 132 138 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  20 to 24 years old 625 621 608 601 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  25 to 29 years old 1,007 969 923 890 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  30 to 34 years old 940 940 932 930 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  35 to 39 years old 478 488 498 508 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  40 years old or more 236 242 246 254 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Age not stated 696 677 661 631 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 
    Birth rate per 1,000 population 16.3 15.9 15.5 15.2 14.8 14.7 14.5 14.6
 
White 15.4 15.0 14.7 14.4 14.2 14.1 13.9 14.0
Black 21.9 21.3 20.5 19.5 18.2 17.8 17.7 17.7
American Indian 18.3 18.4 17.8 17.1 16.6 16.6 16.6 17.1
Asian or Pacific Islander 18.2 18.0 17.7 17.5 17.3 17.0 16.9 16.4
 
Male 17.1 16.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Female 15.6 15.2 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 
    Plural birth ratio 2 23.9 24.4 25.2 25.7 26.1 27.4 28.6 30.0
White 23.4 24.0 24.9 25.5 26.0 27.5 28.7 30.2
Black 27.8 28.2 28.7 29.4 28.8 29.8 30.9 32.0
 
    Fertility rate per 1,000 women 3 69.6 68.9 67.6 66.7 65.6 65.3 65.3 65.6
White 3 67.0 66.5 65.4 64.9 64.4 64.3 64.2 64.6
Black 3 85.2 83.2 80.5 76.9 72.3 70.7 70.8 71.0
American Indian 3 75.1 75.4 73.4 70.9 69.1 68.7 68.9 70.7
Asian or Pacific Islander 3 67.6 67.2 66.7 66.8 66.4 65.9 66.5 64.0
 
Age of mother:
  10 to 14 years old 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0
  15 to 19 years old 62.1 60.7 59.6 58.9 56.8 54.4 52.3 51.1
  20 to 24 years old 115.7 114.6 112.6 111.1 109.8 110.4 110.4 111.2
  25 to 29 years old 118.2 117.4 115.5 113.9 111.2 113.1 113.8 115.9
  30 to 34 years old 79.5 80.2 80.8 81.5 82.5 83.9 85.3 87.4
  35 to 39 years old 32.0 32.5 32.9 33.7 34.3 35.3 36.1 37.4
  40 to 44 years old 5.5 5.9 6.1 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.1 7.3
  45 to 49 years old 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4



NA Not available. 1 Includes other races not shown separately.
2 Number of multiple births per 1,000 live births.
3 Per 1,000 women, 15 to 44 years old in specified group. The rate for age of mother 45 to 49 years old computed by relating births to mothers 45 years old and over to women 45 to 49 years old.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics; Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; National Vital Statistics Report (NSVR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report; and unpublished data.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm



http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/79_births_and_birth_rates_by_race.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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