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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 6: Births

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Table 6. Birth rates for females 15 to 44 years old, by age group and race/ethnicity of mother: Various years, 1950 to 2002
 Number of live births per 1,000 females
Year and  race/ethnicityTotal, 15 to 44  years old115 to 19 years old20 to 24 years old25 to 29 years old30 to 34 years old35 to 39 years old40 to 44 years old
All races2
 1950106.281.6196.6166.1103.752.915.1
 1960118.089.1258.1197.4112.756.215.5
 197087.968.3167.8145.173.331.78.1
 198068.453.0115.1112.961.919.83.9
 199070.959.9116.5120.280.831.75.5
 200065.947.7109.7113.591.239.78.0
 200264.843.0103.6113.691.541.48.3
 White3
  1950102.370.0190.4165.1102.651.414.5
  1960113.279.4252.8194.9109.654.014.7
  197084.157.4163.4145.971.930.07.5
  198065.645.4111.1113.861.218.83.5
  199068.350.8109.8120.781.731.55.2
  200065.343.2106.6116.794.640.27.9
  200264.839.4101.6117.495.542.48.2
 White, non-Hispanic
  199062.842.597.5115.379.430.04.7
  200058.532.691.2109.493.238.87.3
  200257.428.584.3109.394.440.97.6
 Black3
  1960153.5156.1295.4218.6137.173.921.9
  1970115.4140.7202.7136.379.641.912.5
  198084.997.8140.0103.959.923.55.6
  199086.8112.8160.2115.568.728.15.5
  200070.077.4141.3100.365.431.57.2
  200265.866.6127.199.064.431.57.4
 Hispanic
  1990107.7100.3181.0153.098.345.310.9
  200095.987.3161.3139.997.146.611.5
  200294.483.4164.3139.495.147.811.5
 American Indian3, 4
  198082.782.2143.7106.661.828.18.2
  199076.281.1148.7110.361.527.55.9
  200058.758.3117.291.855.524.65.7
  200258.053.8112.691.856.425.45.8
 Asian or Pacific Islander3
  198073.226.293.3127.496.038.38.5
  199069.626.479.2126.3106.549.610.7
  200065.820.560.3108.4116.559.012.6
  200264.118.360.4105.4109.656.512.5
1Rates computed by relating total births to all females to the population of females ages 15 to 44 years.
2For 19601990, includes births to races not separately shown.
3Includes persons of Hispanic origin.
4Includes births to Native Alaskans.
NOTE: Data before 1980 are based on race of child; data for later years are based on race of mother. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, 1997, Volume I, Natality; and National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 49, nos. 1, 5; Vol. 50, no. 10; Vol. 51, no. 4; Vol. 52, no. 10.

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