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Table 7. Birth rates for females 15 to 29 years old by marital status, age group, and race/ethnicity of mother: Selected years, 1980 through 2009
 
  Number of live births per 1,000 females   Number of live births per 1,000 unmarried females  
Year and race/ethnicity Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Ages
25–29
  Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Ages
25–29
 
Total                        
1980 53.0   115.1   112.9   27.6   40.9   34.0  
1990 59.9   116.5   120.2   42.5   65.1   56.0  
1995 56.0   107.5   108.8   43.8   68.7   54.3  
2000 47.7   109.7   113.5   39.0   72.2   58.5  
2005 40.5   102.2   115.5   34.5   74.9   71.1  
2006 41.9   105.9   116.7   36.2   79.5   74.9  
2007 42.5   106.3   117.5   37.4   80.6   76.9  
2008 41.5   103.0   115.1   37.0   79.2   76.1  
2009 39.1   96.3   110.5        
                         
White, non-Hispanic                        
1980 45.4 1  111.1 1  113.8 1  16.5 1  25.1 1  21.5 1 
1990 42.5   97.5   115.3   25.0   36.4   30.3  
1995 39.3   90.2   105.1   27.7   43.9   34.4  
2000 32.6   91.2   109.4   24.7   47.0   36.9  
2005 25.9   81.4   109.1   20.9   49.1   45.0  
2006 26.6   83.4   109.1   21.6   51.6   47.7  
2007 27.2   83.2   108.6   22.6   52.3   49.2  
2008 26.7   80.7   106.0   22.4   51.6   49.1  
2009 25.6   76.7   102.6        
                         
Black, non-Hispanic                        
1980 97.8 1  140.0 1  103.9 1  87.9 1  112.3 1  81.4 1 
1990 116.2   165.1   118.4   106.0 1  144.8 1  105.3 1 
1995 97.2   137.8   98.5   91.2 1  124.6 1  82.3 1 
2000 79.2   145.4   102.8   75.0 1  129.0 1  85.9 1 
2005 60.9   126.8   103.0   60.6 1  120.7 1  93.8 1 
2006 63.7   133.2   107.1   63.5 1  126.0 1  96.9 1 
2007 64.2   133.6   107.5   64.1   126.5 1  98.3 1 
2008 62.8   130.6   105.7   63.0   125.6   96.3  
2009 59.0   123.8   101.9        
                         
Hispanic                        
1980            
1990 100.3   181.0   153.0   65.9   129.8   131.7  
1995 99.3   171.9   140.4   73.2   135.8   122.3  
2000 87.3   161.3   139.9   68.5   130.5   121.6  
2005 81.7   170.0   149.2   68.0   150.4   153.5  
2006 83.0   177.0   152.4   70.6   164.7   163.3  
2007 81.8   178.6   155.7   71.0   166.8   167.8  
2008 77.5   170.7   152.6   68.8   156.2   62.0  
2009 70.1   151.2   145.0        
                         
Asian/Pacific Islander                        
1980 26.2   93.3   127.4        
1990 26.4   79.2   126.3        
1995 25.5   64.2   103.7        
2000 20.5   60.3   108.4   15.2   24.2   25.4  
2005 17.0   61.1   107.9   13.1   29.7   35.1  
2006 17.0   63.2   108.4   13.4   31.4   34.5  
2007 16.9   65.5   118.0   13.6   33.4   38.5  
2008 16.2   64.4   120.1   13.3   33.8   41.6  
2009 14.6   57.5   110.5        
                         
American Indian/Alaska Native                        
1980 82.2   143.7   106.6        
1990 81.1   148.7   110.3        
1995 72.9   123.1   91.6        
2000 58.3   117.2   91.8        
2005 52.7   109.2   93.8        
2006 55.0   115.4   97.8        
2007 59.3   116.8   96.4        
2008 58.4   115.6   94.4        
2009 55.5   109.1   90.8        
― Not available.
1 Includes persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: Number of live births per 1,000 females includes births to unmarried females. Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity unless noted otherwise. Data for 2009 were preliminary for females overall and not available for unmarried females by age.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 59, no. 1, Births: Final Data for 2008, released December, 2010 and Vol. 59, no. 3. Births: Preliminary Data for 2009, released December 21, 2010.

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