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APPENDIX E

VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION

1955 - 1998

 

YEAR

CRUDE BIRTH RATE a

FERTILITY RATE a

LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PERCENT a

CRUDE DEATH RATE b

INFANT DEATH RATE b,c

NEONATAL DEATH RATE b,c

FETAL DEATH RATE d

ABORTION RATIO d

MARRIAGE RATE e

DIVORCE RATE e

1955

1960

1965

1970

1975

23.8

22.7

18.3

17.4

13.6

113.7

113.2

91.3

84.1

62.5

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6.8

7.2

6.8

6.3

9.2

9.5

9.4

9.5

8.9

23.6

22.9

21.5

17.8

14.2

17.7

17.2

16.1

13.8

10.4

14.9

13.9

13.7

12.3

9.4

 

 

 

 

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1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

15.1

15.0

15.1

14.8

14.8

15.0

14.8

14.9

15.0

15.4

65.6

64.8

64.8

63.4

63.2

64.1

63.1

63.3

64.5

66.4

5.7

5.7

5.6

5.7

5.6

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.7

8.9

8.8

8.7

8.8

8.9

9.0

9.0

9.0

9.1

8.9

11.0

10.5

10.1

9.7

9.4

9.3

8.9

8.6

8.5

8.2

7.5

7.1

6.8

6.4

6.2

6.1

5.8

5.5

5.4

5.2

8.1

8.0

7.8

7.4

7.3

6.9

6.7

6.6

6.4

6.4

332

329

309

302

288

277

269

267

259

252

10.6

10.6

10.6

10.5

10.5

10.2

10.0

9.9

9.7

9.7

5.2

5.3

5.0

4.9

4.9

5.0

4.9

4.8

4.8

4.7

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998f

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.1

13.9

14.0

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

63.9

64.7

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.5

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

9.1

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

6.0

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

4.0

4.0

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.8

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258

246

236

231

217

204

202

**

**

9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

8.4

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

3.5


a NCHS. Births: Final Data for 1997. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 47, No.18, April 29, 1999. 1955-1975 rates based on race of child; 1980-1992 were previously reported by race of child, now reported by race of mother. Crude birth rates are per 1000 population. Fertility rates are per 1000 women aged 15-44.

b NCHS. Deaths: Final Data for 1997. National Vital Statistics Report; Vol 47, No.19, June 30, 1999. Crude death rates are per 1000 population.

c Prior to 1980, infant deaths based on race of decedent, live births based on race of child. For 1980-1998, infant deaths and live births based on race of mother. Rates are per 1000 live births.

d NCHS. Health United States, 1999. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service. 1999. Events per 1000 live births.

e NCHS. Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 1998. National Vital Statistics Report; Vol 47, No. 21, July 6, 1999. These data are for all races. Rates are per 1000 population.

f 1998 data are preliminary. NCHS. Births and Deaths: Preliminary Data for 1998. National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol 47, No. 25, October 5, 1999.

** Data not available