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APPENDIX D (UPDATED ON 8/24/2007)
VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY
FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION 1955 - 2003



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

2002

2003

15.8

15.3

15.0

14.6

14.3

14.1

13.9

13.7

13.8

13.7

13.9

13.7

13.5

13.6(9)

68.3

66.7

66.1

64.9

64.2

63.6

63.3

62.8

63.6

64.0

65.3

65.0

64.8

66.1(9)

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.5

6.6

6.5

6.7

6.8

6.9(9)

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

9.0

9.2

9.0

9.0

9.0

9.0(7)

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.8

5.7

5.7

5.8(7)

5.8(7)

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

4.0

4.0

3.9

3.8

3.8

3.9(7)

3.9(7)

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

5.8

5.7

5.7

5.6

5.5

5.5

n/a(8)

258

246

236

231

217

204

202

194

188

177

167

165

164(6)

n/a(8)

9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

8.4

8.6

8.2

8.2

7.8

7.5(10)

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

3.5

4.1

4.1

3.9

4.0

3.8(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) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Abortion Surveillance - United States, 2002. In: Surveillance Summaries, November 25, 2005. MMWR 2005:54(No.SS07); 1-31.
(7) National Center for Health Statistics. "Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2003" National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 53, No. 15, February 28, 2005, Table 4.
(8) 2002 and 2003 U.S. White rates and ratio data unavailable at this time.
(9) National Center for Health Statistics. "Births:" Final Data for 2003". National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 54, No. 2, September 8, 2005, Tables 1 & 44.
(10) National Center for Health Statistics. "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2003" National Vital Statistics Reports; Vol. 52, No. 22,
      June 10, 2004, Table A.


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