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APPENDIX D

VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION

1955 - 1999

 

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 e

MARRIAGE RATE f

DIVORCE RATE f

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

1998

1999f

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.1

13.9

14.0

13.9

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

63.9

64.6

65.1

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.7

6.6

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

9.0

9.2

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.8

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.9

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.8

5.8

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258

246

236

231

217

204

202

193

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9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

8.4

8.6

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

3.5

4.1


a NCHS. "Births: Final Data for 1999". Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 49, No. 1, April 17, 2001. 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: Preliminary Data for 1999". National Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 49, No. 3, June 26, 2001. 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 1980-1999, infant deaths and live births based on race of mother. Rates are per 1000 live births.

d 1998 rate provided by Joyce Martin at NCHS via e-mail March 9, 2001. Fetal rates are per 1000 live births plus fetal deaths.

e NCHS. Health United States, 2000. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service. 2000. Abortion ratio is per 1000 live births.

f NCHS. "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 1999". National Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 48, No. 19, February 22, 2001. These data are for all races. Rates are per 1000 population.

** Data not available

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