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APPENDIX D
VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY
FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION 1955 - 2002

YEAR

CRUDE BIRTH RATE (1)

FERTILITY RATE (1)

LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PERCENT

CRUDE DEATH RATE (2)

INFANT DEATH RATE (3)

NEONATAL DEATH RATE (3)

FETAL DEATH RATE (3)

ABORTION RATIO (4)

MARRIAGE RATE (5)

DIVORCE RATE (5)

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

2002

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.1

13.9

14.0

13.9

13.9

13.7

13.5(6)

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

63.9

64.6

65.1

65.3

65.0

64.8(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

6.8(7)

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

9.0

9.2

9.0

9.0(7)

n/a

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.8

5.7

5.7(7)

n/a

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.8

3.8(7)

n/a

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.8

5.7

5.7

5.6(8)

n/a

n/a

258

246

236

231

217

204

202

194

188

177(8)

167(9)

n/a

n/a

9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

8.4

8.6

8.2(10)

8.2(10)

7.8(10)

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

3.5

4.1

4.1(10)

3.9(10)

4.0(10)

(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) National Center for Health Statistics. "Birth: Final Data for 2002" National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 52, No. 10, December 17, 2003.
(7) National Center for Health Statistics. "Deaths" Final Data for 2001". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 52, No. 3, September 18, 2003.
(8) National Center for Health Statistics. "Health, United States, 2003" Hyattsville, Maryland: 2003.
(9) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Surveillance Summaries, November 28,2003. MMWR 2003:52(No.SS-12).
(10) National Center for Health Statistics. "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for October - December 2002".
     National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol 51, No 10,June 17,2003.

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