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Characteristics of Births by State: A New NCHS Report Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D.; and T.J. Mathews, M.S. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers.

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1 Characteristics of Births by State: A New NCHS Report Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D.; and T.J. Mathews, M.S. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System

2 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Sources of State Data Annual Reports Annual Volumes (VSUS) Series Reports Public Use Micro Data Files

3 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Some of the People Interested in State Data Researchers Policymakers News Media Public

4 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Trends in Characteristics of Births by State: United States, 1990, 1995, and In print (copies are available at NCHS booth and here after the presentation) On the Internet at

5 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Topics and Detail Covered in the Report Topics Births Birth Rates Fertility Rates First Birth Rates Sex Ratio Marital Status Educational Attainment Detail Race and Hispanic origin  Non-Hispanic white  Non-Hispanic black  American Indian  Asian or Pacific Islander  Hispanic For 1990, 1995, and Of course by State

6 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Presentation of Data Graphs Maps Detailed Tables

7 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Percent change in number of births between 1990 and 2002 by State

8 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Birth and Fertility Rates: United States, 2002 Crude birth rates (births per 1,000 total population) Fertility rates (births per 1,000 women age years) LowestHighest 10.4 Vermont21.2 Utah13.9 U.S. LowestHighest 48.9 Vermont90.6 Utah64.8 U.S.

9 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Age-specific birth rates: United States, 1990 and 2002

10 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Total fertility rates by State, 2002

11 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Median age of mother at first birth, 2002

12 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Total Births Expected: United States,1995 SOURCE: Abma J, Chandra A, Mosher W, Peterson L, Piccinino L. Fertility, family planning, and women’s health: New data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(19) Non-Hispanic white2.1 Non-Hispanic black2.3 Hispanic2.7

13 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Fertility rate: United States, 1990 and 2002

14 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Standardized total fertility rates by State, 2002

15 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Other Topics in the Report Sex Ratios First Birth Rates Educational Attainment Percentage Unmarried

16 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Percentage of births to mothers with 16+ years of education: United States, 1990 and 2002

17 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Education Attainment: Nationally the percent with 16+ years of education increased and the percentage of women with <12 years of education fell. The majority of States followed the national pattern, however 12 States had significant increases in the percentage of mothers with < 12 years of education. Arizona Colorado Delaware Iowa New Mexico South Dakota Utah Washington Kansas Minnesota Nebraska Nevada

18 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Births to Unmarried Women: Nationally the proportion of births to unmarried mothers increased from 28 to 34 percent. The proportion of births to unmarried women varies widely by race and ethnicity of mother. Non-Hispanic white23.0 Non-Hispanic black68.4 American Indian59.7 Asian or Pacific Islander14.9 Hispanic43.5

19 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Percent unmarried by State, 2002

20 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC Summary of Findings Differences in fertility by State exist even after taking into account the effect of age and race Despite near universal increases in the percentage of women with 16+ years of education by State, nearly ¼ of the States are seeing a simultaneous increase in the percentage of women with <12 years of education The proportion of births to unmarried mothers has increased for the United States and for every State between 1990 and 2002

21 SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, NCHS, CDC For more information contact: Paul Sutton - or - TJ Mathews


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