NCHS - Births and General Fertility Rates: United States

Metadata Updated: August 20, 2018

This dataset includes crude birth rates and general fertility rates in the United States since 1909. The number of states in the reporting area differ historically. In 1915 (when the birth registration area was established), 10 states and the District of Columbia reported births; by 1933, 48 states and the District of Columbia were reporting births, with the last two states, Alaska and Hawaii, added to the registration area in 1959 and 1960, when these regions gained statehood. Reporting area information is detailed in references 1 and 2 below. SOURCES CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, birth data (see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm); public-use data files (see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/VitalStatsOnline.htm); and CDC WONDER (see http://wonder.cdc.gov/). REFERENCES

National Office of Vital Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States, 1950, Volume I. 1954. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/vsus_1950_1.pdf.

Hetzel AM. U.S. vital statistics system: major activities and developments, 1950-95. National Center for Health Statistics. 1997. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/usvss.pdf.

National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States, 1967, Volume I–Natality. 1967. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/nat67_1.pdf.

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, et al. Births: Final data for 2015. National vital statistics reports; vol 66 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf.

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Metadata Created Date December 16, 2015
Metadata Updated Date August 20, 2018

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