A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indicator 6. Births

Birth rates for all women 15 to 44 years old, by age and race: 1950 to 1990

______________________________________________________________________________         |            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 ________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________                                         All races  1950 ...    106.2      81.6     196.6     166.1     103.7      52.9      15.1 1955 ...    118.3      90.5     242.0     190.5     116.2      58.7      16.1 1960 ...    118.0      89.1     258.1     197.4     112.7      56.2      15.5 1965 ...     96.3      70.4     196.8     162.5      95.0      46.4      12.8 1970 ...     87.9      68.3     167.8     145.1      73.3      31.7       8.1 1975 ...     66.0      55.6     113.0     108.2      52.3      19.5       4.6 1980 ...     68.4      53.0     115.1     112.9      61.9      19.8       3.9  1985 ...     66.2      51.3     108.9     110.5      68.5      23.9       4.0 1986 ...     65.4      50.6     108.2     109.2      69.3      24.3       4.1 1987 ...     65.7      51.1     108.9     110.8      71.3      26.2       4.4 1988 ...     67.2      53.6     111.5     113.4      73.7      27.9       4.8 1989 ...     69.2      57.3     113.8     117.6      77.4      29.9       5.2 1990 ...     70.9      59.9     116.5     120.2      80.8      31.7       5.5                                         White*/  1950 ...    102.3      70.0     190.4     165.1     102.6      51.4      14.5 1955 ...    113.7      79.2     236.0     186.8     114.1      56.7      15.4 1960 ...    113.2      79.4     252.8     194.9     109.6      54.0      14.7 1965 ...     91.3      60.7     189.8     158.8      91.7      44.1      12.0 1970 ...     84.1      57.4     163.4     145.9      71.9      30.0       7.5 1975 ...     62.5      46.4     108.2     108.1      51.3      18.2       4.2 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 1986 ...     61.9      41.8     101.5     108.3      68.9      23.3       3.7 1987 ...     62.0      41.9     101.1     109.5      70.8      25.2       4.0 1988 ...     63.0      43.7     102.5     111.6      72.9      26.9       4.4 1989 ...     66.4      47.9     106.9     117.8      78.1      29.7       4.9 1990 ...     68.3      50.8     109.8     120.7      81.7      31.5       5.2                                         Black and other races*/  1950 ...    137.3     163.5     242.6     173.8     112.6      64.3      21.2 1955 ...    154.3     168.3     283.4     219.6     133.5      75.4      22.0 1960 ...    153.6     158.2     294.2     214.6     135.6      74.2      22.0 1965 ...    131.9     136.1     247.3     188.1     118.3      63.8      19.3 1970 ...    113.0     133.4     196.8     140.1      82.5      42.2      12.6 1975 ...     87.7     106.4     141.0     108.7      58.8      27.6       7.5 1980 ...     88.6      94.9     145.0     115.5      70.8      27.9       6.5  1985 ...     83.2      89.7     138.5     113.5      70.3      30.5       5.9 1986 ...     83.0      89.7     140.4     113.8      71.5      30.3       6.3 1987 ...     84.4      90.9     145.4     117.3      73.8      31.5       6.5 1988 ...     87.5      95.3     152.3     122.3      77.8      33.4       7.0 1989 ...     82.7      95.9     143.6     116.6      73.7      31.1       6.6 1990 ...     83.2      96.3     145.4     117.7      76.3      32.8       6.7 ______________________________________________________________________________ 
*/ Hispanics are included in the "white" or in the "black and other races" categories.

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.


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