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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.8a.  Fertility rates, by race/ethnicity and age group of mother: Selected years, 1990 to 2005

Age of mother Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
  1990
Total (ages 15–44) 70.9 68.3 86.8 107.7 69.6 76.2
15–19 years 59.9 50.8 112.8 100.3 26.4 81.1
20–24 years 116.5 109.8 160.2 181.0 79.2 148.7
25–29 years 120.2 120.7 115.5 153.0 126.3 110.3
30–34 years 80.8 81.7 68.7 98.3 106.5 61.5
35–39 years 31.7 31.5 28.1 45.3 49.6 27.5
40–44 years 5.5 5.2 5.5 10.9 10.7 5.9
   
  1995
Total (ages 15–44) 64.6 63.6 71.0 98.8 62.6 63.0
15–19 years 56.0 49.5 94.4 99.3 25.5 72.9
20–24 years 107.5 104.7 133.7 171.9 64.2 123.1
25–29 years 108.8 111.7 95.6 140.4 103.7 91.6
30–34 years 81.1 83.3 63.0 90.5 102.3 56.5
35–39 years 34.0 34.2 28.4 43.7 50.1 24.3
40–44 years 6.6 6.4 6.0 10.7 11.8 5.5
   
  2000
Total (ages 15–44) 65.9 65.3 70.0 95.9 65.8 58.7
15–19 years 47.7 43.2 77.4 87.3 20.5 58.3
20–24 years 109.7 106.6 141.3 161.3 60.3 117.2
25–29 years 113.5 116.7 100.3 139.9 108.4 91.8
30–34 years 91.2 94.6 65.4 97.1 116.5 55.5
35–39 years 39.7 40.2 31.5 46.6 59.0 24.6
40–44 years 8.0 7.9 7.2 11.5 12.6 5.7
   
  2005
Total (ages 15–44) 66.7 66.3 69.0 99.4 66.6 59.9
15–19 years 40.5 37.0 62.0 81.7 17.0 52.7
20–24 years 102.2 99.2 129.9 170.0 61.1 109.2
25–29 years 115.5 118.3 105.9 149.2 107.9 93.8
30–34 years 95.8 99.3 70.3 106.8 115.0 60.1
35–39 years 46.3 47.3 35.3 54.2 61.8 27.0
40–44 years 9.1 9.0 8.5 13.0 13.8 6.0
NOTE: Rates are number of live births per 1,000 women in specified age and racial or ethnic group. Race categories include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Vital Statistics Reports: Vol. 51, no. 12, Revised Birth and Fertility Rates for the 1990s and New Rates for Hispanic Populations, 2000 and 2001: United States, tables 1 and 2; and Vol. 56, no. 6, Births: Final Data for 2005, tables 3 and 7.

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