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APPENDIX D VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION 1955 - 2001

YEAR

CRUDE BIRTH RATE1

FERTILITY RATE1

LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PERCENT

CRUDE DEATH RATE2

INFANT DEATH RATE3

NEONATAL DEATH RATE3

FETAL DEATH RATE3

ABORTION RATIO4

MARRIAGE RATE5

DIVORCE RATE5

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

n/a

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

1999

2000

2001

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.1

13.9

14.0

13.9

13.9 6

13.7 6

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

63.9

64.6

65.1

65.3 6

65.0 6

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.7

6.6

6.5

6.7 7

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

9.0

9.2

9.0 8

9.0 8

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.8

5.7 8

5.7 8

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.8 8

3.8 8

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.8

5.7

5.7 9

n/a

n/a

258

246

236

231

217

204

202

194

188 10

n/a

n/a

n/a

9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

8.4

8.6

8.5

8.4 11

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

3.5

4.1

4.2

4.0 11

1     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.
2     Crude death rates are per 1000 population.
3     Rates are per 1000 live births. Fetal death rate is per 1000 live births plus fetal deaths.
4     Ratio is per 1000 live births.
5     Data are for all races. Rates are per 1000 population.
6     NCHS. "Revised Birth and Fertility Rates for the U.S., 2000 and 2001". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 51, No. 4, February 6, 2003.
7     NCHS. "Births: Final Data for 2001". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 51, No. 2, December 18, 2002.
8     NCHS. "Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2001". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 51 No. 5, March 14, 2003.
9     Health, United States, 2002. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 2002. Fetal rates are per 1000 live births plus fetal deaths.
10     Health, United States, 2001. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 2001. Abortion ratio is per 1000 live births.
11     NCHS: "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2001". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 50, No. 14, September 11, 2002.


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