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created Dec 2 2015

updated Mar 28 2022

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This dataset includes crude birth rates and general fertility rates in the United States since 1909.
The number of states in the reporting area differ historically. In 1915 (when the birth registration area was established), 10 states and the District of Columbia reported births; by 1933, 48 states and the District of Columbia were reporting births, with the last two states, Alaska and Hawaii, added to the registration area in 1959 and 1960, when these regions gained statehood. Reporting area information is detailed in references 1 and 2 below. Trend lines for 1909–1958 are based on live births adjusted for under-registration; beginning with 1959, trend lines are based on registered live births.

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Number of births, general fertility rate, and crude birth rate by year
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Contact Name
National Center for Health Statistics
Contact Email
births@cdc.gov
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Public Access Level
public
Access Level Comment
public
References
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/vsus_1950_1.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/usvss.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/nat67_1.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_01.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_13.pdf
Issued
2015-12-02
Bureau Code
009:20
Program Code
009:020
Geographic Coverage
50 states and District of Columbia
Temporal Applicability
1909/2018
Described By
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm
Homepage
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm
Language
English
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NCHS - Births and General Fertility Rates: United States
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Suggested Citation
Hamilton BE. Births and General Fertility Rates: United States. National Center for Health Statistics. 2021
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