Table 3Crude birth rates, fertility rates, and birth rates, by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother: United States, selected years 1950–2010

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2012.htm#003.

[Data are based on birth certificates]

Race, Hispanic origin, and yearCrude birth rate1Fertility rate2Age of mother
10–14 years15–19 years20–24 years25–29 years30–34 years35–39 years40–44 years45–54 years3
Total15–17 years18–19 years
All racesLive births per 1,000 women
195024.1106.21.081.640.7132.7196.6166.1103.752.915.11.2
196023.7118.00.889.143.9166.7258.1197.4112.756.215.50.9
197018.487.91.268.338.8114.7167.8145.173.331.78.10.5
198015.968.41.153.032.582.1115.1112.961.919.83.90.2
198515.866.31.251.031.079.6108.3111.069.124.04.00.2
199016.770.91.459.937.588.6116.5120.280.831.75.50.2
199514.664.61.356.035.587.7107.5108.881.134.06.60.3
200014.465.90.947.726.978.1109.7113.591.239.78.00.5
200514.066.70.639.721.168.4101.8116.596.746.49.10.6
200714.369.30.641.521.771.7105.4118.1100.647.69.60.6
200814.068.10.640.221.168.2101.8115.099.446.89.90.7
200913.566.20.537.919.664.096.2111.597.546.110.00.7
201013.064.10.434.217.358.290.0108.396.545.910.20.7
Race of child: 4 White
195023.0102.30.470.031.3120.5190.4165.1102.651.414.51.0
196022.7113.20.479.435.5154.6252.8194.9109.654.014.70.8
197017.484.10.557.429.2101.5163.4145.971.930.07.50.4
198014.964.70.644.725.272.1109.5112.460.418.53.40.2
Race of mother: 5 White
198015.165.60.645.425.573.2111.1113.861.218.83.50.2
198515.064.10.643.324.470.4104.1112.369.923.33.70.2
199015.868.30.750.829.578.0109.8120.781.731.55.20.2
199514.163.60.849.529.680.2104.7111.783.334.26.40.3
200013.965.30.643.223.372.3106.6116.794.640.27.90.4
200513.666.80.536.718.864.099.9120.7100.747.69.00.6
200713.869.40.538.419.567.2103.5122.0104.448.59.50.6
200813.568.30.437.319.164.099.8118.8103.347.59.70.6
200913.066.40.435.317.860.294.1114.9101.346.79.90.7
201012.564.40.331.915.854.887.9111.9100.546.410.00.6
Race of child: 4 Black or African American
196031.9153.54.3156.1 - - - - - - 295.4218.6137.173.921.91.1
197025.3115.45.2140.7101.4204.9202.7136.379.641.912.51.0
198022.188.14.3100.073.6138.8146.3109.162.924.55.80.3
Race of mother: 5 Black or African American
198021.384.74.397.872.5135.1140.0103.959.923.55.60.3
198520.478.84.595.469.3132.4135.0100.257.923.94.60.3
199022.486.84.9112.882.3152.9160.2115.568.728.15.50.3
199517.871.04.194.468.5135.0133.795.663.028.46.00.3
200017.070.02.377.449.0118.8141.3100.365.431.57.20.4
200516.168.51.660.134.5101.2129.5107.070.235.18.40.5
200716.771.71.462.134.7105.2134.6110.474.936.48.70.6
200816.370.61.360.133.599.5130.6107.974.836.48.80.6
200915.868.81.156.530.992.9125.1105.373.536.28.90.6
201015.166.31.051.127.384.8118.1101.873.036.49.30.7
American Indian or Alaska Native mother 5
198020.782.71.982.251.5129.5143.7106.661.828.18.2*
198519.878.61.779.247.7124.1139.1109.662.627.46.0*
199018.976.21.681.148.5129.3148.7110.361.527.55.9*
199515.363.01.672.944.6122.2123.191.656.524.35.5*
200014.058.71.158.334.197.1117.291.855.524.65.70.3
200512.653.60.846.026.378.0102.986.351.823.35.40.3
200712.955.50.749.326.186.3105.886.252.524.35.20.3
200812.454.00.747.325.880.2102.783.251.223.15.30.3
200911.851.60.643.723.673.596.379.350.722.65.30.3
201011.048.60.538.720.166.191.074.448.422.35.20.3
Asian or Pacific Islander mother 5
198019.973.20.326.212.046.293.3127.496.038.38.50.7
198518.768.40.423.812.540.883.6123.093.642.78.71.2
199019.069.60.726.416.040.279.2126.3106.549.610.71.1
199516.762.60.725.515.640.164.2103.7102.350.111.80.8
200017.165.80.320.511.632.660.3108.4116.559.012.60.8
200515.963.00.215.47.726.452.996.6115.361.813.71.0
200716.465.30.214.87.424.953.299.2121.665.814.21.1
200815.763.30.213.87.023.050.496.6117.764.914.71.2
200915.161.30.112.66.320.946.494.6115.163.814.91.1
201014.559.20.110.95.118.742.691.5113.662.815.11.2
Hispanic or Latina mother 5,6
198023.595.41.782.252.1126.9156.4132.183.239.910.60.7
199026.7107.72.4100.365.9147.7181.0153.098.345.310.90.7
199524.198.82.699.368.3145.4171.9140.490.543.710.70.6
200023.195.91.787.355.5132.6161.3139.997.146.611.50.6
200522.996.41.376.545.8124.4161.1147.0105.653.312.80.8
200723.097.41.275.344.4124.7164.6149.5108.555.013.10.8
200821.892.71.170.342.2114.0154.1142.3105.354.013.30.8
200920.386.51.063.637.3103.3140.1134.3100.852.513.20.8
201018.780.20.855.732.390.7126.1125.396.651.713.00.8
White, not Hispanic or Latina mother 5, 6
198014.262.40.441.222.467.7105.5110.659.917.73.00.1
199014.462.80.542.523.266.697.5115.379.430.04.70.2
199512.557.50.439.322.066.290.2105.181.532.85.90.3
200012.258.50.332.615.857.591.2109.493.238.87.30.4
200511.659.00.226.011.548.082.7111.798.446.08.30.5
200711.761.00.227.211.950.485.1112.0101.546.38.70.6
200811.560.50.226.711.648.682.8109.7100.845.28.90.6
200911.259.60.225.711.046.279.2107.199.744.49.10.6
201010.958.70.223.510.042.574.9105.899.944.19.20.6
Black or African American, not Hispanic or Latina mother 5,6
198022.990.74.6105.177.2146.5152.2111.765.225.85.80.3
199023.089.05.0116.284.9157.5165.1118.470.228.75.60.3
199518.272.84.297.270.4139.2137.898.564.428.86.10.3
200017.371.42.479.250.1121.9145.4102.866.531.87.20.4
200515.867.21.659.434.1100.2127.9105.568.834.28.20.5
200716.671.41.462.034.6105.2134.5110.574.736.28.50.6
200816.370.81.460.433.6100.0131.6108.875.336.38.70.6
200915.768.91.156.831.093.5125.9106.073.936.18.90.6
201015.166.61.051.527.485.6119.4102.573.636.49.20.7
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Data not available.

*

Rates based on fewer than 20 births are considered unreliable and are not shown.

1

Live births per 1,000 population.

2

Total number of live births regardless of age of mother per 1,000 women aged 15–44.

3

Prior to 1997, data are for live births to mothers aged 45–49 per 1,000 women aged 45–49. In subsequent years, rates were computed by relating the number of births to women aged 45 and over to the population of women aged 45–49. See Appendix II, Age.

4

Live births are tabulated by race of child. See Appendix II, Race.

5

Live births are tabulated by race and/or Hispanic origin of mother. See Appendix II, Race.

6

Prior to 1993, data from states that did not report Hispanic origin on the birth certificate were excluded. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin. Rates in 1985 were not calculated because estimates for the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations were not available.

NOTES: Data are based on births adjusted for underregistration for 1950 and on registered births for all other years. Starting with 1970 data, births to persons who were not residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are excluded. Starting with Health, United States, 2003, rates for 1991–1999 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 1990 and 2000 censuses. Rates for 2000 were based on bridged-race April 1, 2000 census counts. Starting with Health, United States, 2012, rates for 2001–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Rates for 2010 were based on bridged-race April 1, 2010 census counts. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. The race groups, white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Asian or Pacific Islander, include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Starting with 2003 data, some states reported multiple-race data. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 Office of Management and Budget standards for comparability with other states. See Appendix II, Race. Interpretation of trend data for Hispanic women should take into consideration expansion of reporting areas. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, public-use Birth File. Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Ventura SJ, Osterman MJK, Wilson EC, Mathews TJ. Births: Final data for 2010. National vital statistics reports; vol 61 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS. 2012; Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_01.pdf. Ventura SJ. Births of Hispanic parentage, 1980 and 1985. Monthly vital statistics report; vol 32 no 6 and vol 36 no 11, suppl. Public Health Service. Hyattsville, MD. 1983 and 1988; Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/data/mvsr/supp/mv32_06sacc.pdf and http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/data/mvsr/supp/mv36_11s.pdf. Internet release of: Vital statistics of the United States, 2003, vol 1, Natality, Tables 1––1 and 17; available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs/products/vsus​.htm#electronic. See Appendix I, National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).

From: Trend Tables

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