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APPENDIX D

VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION

1955 - 2000

                                                                                        
YEAR   CRUDE     FERTILITY  LOW      CRUDE    INFANT     NEONATAL FETAL   ABORTION  MARRIAGE  DIVORCE
       BIRTH     RATE(a)    BIRTH    DEATH    DEATH      DEATH    DEATH   RATIO(e)  RATE(f)   RATE(f)
       RATE(a)              WEIGHT   RATE(b)  RATE       RATE     RATE(d)            
                            PERCENT           (b,c)      (b,c)                            
                            (a)                                                                      

1955   23.8      113.7       **      9.2      23.6       17.7     14.9                    
1960   22.7      113.2      6.8      9.5      22.9       17.2     13.9    
1965   18.3       91.3      7.2      9.4      21.5       16.1     13.7    
1970   17.4       84.1      6.8      9.5      17.8       13.8     12.3    
1975   13.6       62.5      6.3      8.9      14.2       10.4      9.4    277
                                                                                        
1980   15.1       65.6      5.7      8.9      11.0        7.5      8.1    332       10.6      5.2
1981   15.0       64.8      5.7      8.8      10.5        7.1      8.0    329       10.6      5.3
1982   15.1       64.8      5.6      8.7      10.1        6.8      7.8    309       10.6      5.0
1983   14.8       63.4      5.7      8.8       9.7        6.4      7.4    302       10.5      4.9
1984   14.8       63.2      5.6      8.9       9.4        6.2      7.3    288       10.5      4.9
1985   15.0       64.1      5.7      9.0       9.3        6.1      6.9    277       10.2      5.0
1986   14.8       63.1      5.7      9.0       8.9        5.8      6.7    269       10.0      4.9
1987   14.9       63.3      5.7      9.0       8.6        5.5      6.6    267        9.9      4.8
1988   15.0       64.5      5.7      9.1       8.5        5.4      6.4    259        9.7      4.8
1989   15.4       66.4      5.7      8.9       8.2        5.2      6.4    252        9.7      4.7
                                                                                          
1990   15.8       68.3      5.7      8.9       7.6        4.8      6.4    258        9.8      4.7
1991   15.4       67.0      5.8      8.9       7.3        4.5      6.2    246        9.4      4.7
1992   15.0       66.5      5.8      8.8       6.9        4.3      6.2    236        9.3      4.8
1993   14.7       65.4      6.0      9.1       6.8        4.3      6.1    231        9.0      4.6
1994   14.4       64.9      6.1      9.1       6.6        4.2      6.0    217        9.1      4.6
1995   14.2       64.4      6.2      9.3       6.3        4.1      5.9    204        8.9      4.4
1996   14.1       64.7      6.3      9.1       6.0        4.0      5.9    202        8.8      4.3
1997   13.9       63.9      6.5      9.0       6.0        4.0      5.8    194        8.9      4.3
1998   14.0       64.6      6.7      9.0       6.0        4.0      5.7    188        8.4      3.5
1999   13.9       65.1      6.6      9.2       5.8        3.9      **     **         8.6      4.1
2000   14.1       66.5      6.5      9.2       5.7        3.8      **     **         8.5      4.1
                                                                                         
    
                                                                                         
a  NCHS. "Births: Final Data for 2000". Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 50, No.5, February 12, 2002. 
   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 2000". National Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 49, No. 12, October 9, 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  Health, United States, 2001. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 2001. 
   Fetal rates are per 1000 live births plus fetal deaths.

e  Health, United States, 2001. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 2001. 
   Abortion ratio is per 1000 live births.

f  NCHS. "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for January-December 2000".  
   National Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 49, No. 6, August 22, 2001.  These data are for all races.  
   Rates are per 1000 population.

** Data not available

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