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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 6


Indicator 6. Births


Birth rates for all women 15 to 44 years old, by age and race: 1950 to 1992

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                     Number of live births per 1,000 women, by age
  Year   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
           Total
         15 to 44  15 to 19  20 to 24  25 to 29  30 to 34  35 to 39  40 to 44
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                                       All races
1950 ...    106.2      81.6     196.6     166.1     103.7      52.9      15.1
1960 ...    118.0      89.1     258.1     197.4     112.7      56.2      15.5
1970 ...     87.9      68.3     167.8     145.1      73.3      31.7       8.1
1980 ...     68.4      53.0     115.1     112.9      61.9      19.8       3.9
1985 ...     66.3      51.3     108.9     110.5      68.5      23.9       4.0
1990 ...     70.9      59.9     116.5     120.2      80.8      31.7       5.5
1991 ...     69.6      62.1     115.7     118.2      79.5      32.0       5.5
1992 ...     68.9      60.7     114.6     117.4      80.2      32.5       5.9
                                       White\2\
1950 ...    102.3      70.0     190.4     165.1     102.6      51.4      14.5
1960 ...    113.2      79.4     252.8     194.9     109.6      54.0      14.7
1970 ...     84.1      57.4     163.4     145.9      71.9      30.0       7.5
1980 ...     64.7      44.7     109.5     112.4      60.4      18.5       3.4
1985 ...     63.0      42.8     102.8     110.0      68.1      22.7       3.6
1990 ...     68.3      50.8     109.8     120.7      81.7      31.5       5.2
1991 ...     67.0      52.8     109.0     118.8      80.5      31.8       5.2
1992 ...     66.5      51.8     108.2     118.4      81.4      32.2       5.7
                                       Black\2\
1950 /1.    137.3     163.5     242.6     173.8     112.6      64.3      21.2
1960 /1.    153.6     158.2     294.2     214.6     135.6      74.2      22.0
1970 ...    115.4     140.7     202.7     136.3      79.6      41.9      12.5
1980 ...     84.7      97.8     140.0     103.9      59.9      23.5       5.6
1985 ...     78.8      95.4     135.0     100.2      57.9      23.9       4.6
1990 ...     86.8     112.8     160.2     115.5      68.7      28.1       5.5
1991 ...     85.2     115.5     160.9     113.1      67.7      28.3       5.5
1992 ...     83.2     112.4     158.0     111.2      67.5      28.8       5.6
                                       American Indian\2\
1980 ...     82.7      82.2     143.7     106.6      61.8      28.1       8.2
1985 ...     78.6      79.2     139.1     109.6      62.6      27.4       6.0
1990 ...     76.2      81.1     148.7     110.3      61.5      27.5       5.9
1991 ...     75.1      85.0     144.9     106.9      61.9      27.2       5.9
1992 ...     75.4      84.4     145.5     109.4      63.0      28.0       6.1
                                       Asian or Pacific Islander\2\
1980 ...     73.2      26.2      93.3     127.4      96.0      38.3       8.5
1985 ...     68.4      23.8      83.6     123.0      93.6      42.7       8.7
1990 ...     69.6      26.4      79.2     126.3     106.5      49.6      10.7
1991 ...     67.6      27.4      75.2     123.2     103.3      49.0      11.2
1992 ...     67.2      26.6      74.6     121.0     103.0      50.6      11.0
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/1/ Data include ''other races''.

/2/ Includes persons of Hispanic origin.

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. Data are not available for some racial categories in all years.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States to 1975. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Monthly Vital Statistics Report, various years; and Vital Statistics of the United States, vol. 1, Natality, 1986, and 1992.

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