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84. Birth Rates, by Live-Birth Order and Race

[Births per 1,000 women 15 to 44 years old in specified racial group. Births by race of child. Excludes births to nonresidents of the United States. Live-birth order refers to number of children born alive. Figures for order of births not stated are distributed]

 
All races 1 All races 1 White White Black Black
Live-birth order - -
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Total 66.3 65.4 65.8 67.3 69.2 70.9 69.6 68.9 67.6 66.7 65.6 65.7 65.3 65.6 64.1 62.1 62.3 63.4 65.1 68.3 67.0 66.5 65.4 64.9 64.4 64.7 64.2 64.6 78.8 82.6 84.1 87.0 90.8 86.8 85.2 83.2 80.5 76.9 72.3 70.8 70.8 71.0
 
First birth 27.6 27.2 27.2 27.6 28.4 29.0 28.3 27.8 27.5 27.5 27.3 27.0 26.5 26.4 27.0 26.1 26.0 26.3 27.1 28.4 27.8 27.3 27.0 27.0 26.9 26.7 26.2 26.1 31.0 32.6 33.0 33.7 34.9 32.4 31.5 30.6 30.2 29.8 28.7 27.6 27.3 27.0
Second birth 22.0 21.6 21.6 22.0 22.4 22.8 22.4 22.3 21.9 21.5 21.1 21.3 21.1 21.4 21.8 21.0 21.0 21.2 21.5 22.4 22.0 22.0 21.7 21.4 21.1 21.4 21.2 21.5 23.4 24.6 25.0 25.9 26.8 25.6 25.0 24.3 23.4 22.2 20.7 20.6 20.7 21.1
Third birth 10.4 10.3 10.5 10.9 11.3 11.7 11.4 11.3 11.0 10.7 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.8 9.9 9.7 9.8 10.2 10.5 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.7 13.4 14.1 14.5 15.1 16.0 15.6 15.4 15.0 14.1 13.1 12.0 12.0 12.1 12.3
Fourth birth 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 6.8 4.1 4.2 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 6.1 3.8 3.9 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.9 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 6.9 6.3 5.7 10.6 5.7 5.7
Fifth birth 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 (NA) 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 (NA) 1.3 1.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.6 (NA) 2.5 2.6
Sixth and seventh 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 (NA) 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 (NA) 0.8 0.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 (NA) 1.8 1.7
Eighth and over 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 (NA) 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (NA) 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 (NA) 0.6 0.6



NA Not available. 1 Includes other races not shown separately.

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

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



http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/84_birth_rates_by_live_birth_order.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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