Category: birth rate

Births: Preliminary Data for 2014

NCHS has just released a new report that presents preliminary data on births and birth rates and selected maternal and infant health characteristics for the United States in 2014. Key Findings from the Report: The 2014 preliminary number of U.S. births was 3,985,924, an increase of 1% from 2013. The number of births increased for women Read More >

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Births: Final Data for 2013

A new NCHS report presents 2013 data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of characteristics. Data are presented for maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality. Birth and fertility rates are presented by age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, Read More >

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National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940–2013

Teen childbearing in the United States has been declining for more than half a century. Except for a brief but steep increase in teen birth rates from 1986 to 1991 and smaller upturns during 1969–1970, 1979–1980, and 2005–2007, birth rates for U.S. teenagers have fallen since 1957. The birth rate in 2013, 26.6 births per Read More >

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