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APPENDIX E

VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION
1955 - 1996

YEAR

CRUDE BIRTH RATE (a),(f)

FERTILITY RATE (a),(f)

LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PERCENT (a),(f)

CRUDE DEATH RATE (b),(f)

INFANT DEATH RATE (b),(c),(f)

NEONATAL DEATH RATE (b),(c),(f)

FETAL DEATH RATE (d)

ABORTION RATIO (d)

MARRIAGE RATE (e)

DIVORCE RATE (e)

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

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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

313

312

304

295

308

296

300

300

257

248

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

1996g

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.8

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.3

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

3.9

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

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(**)

(**)

252

239

233

236

(**)

(**)

(**)

9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

(a) NCHS, Report of Final Natality Statistics, 1995. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 45, No.11, Supplement. June 10, 1997. 1955-1975 rates based on race of child; 1980-1992 were previously reported by race of child, now reported by race of mother.

(b) NCHS, Report of Final Mortality Statistics, 1995. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 45, No.11, Supplement 2. June 12, 1997

(c) Prior to 1980, infant deaths based on race of decedent, live births based on race of child. For 1980-1996, infant deaths and live births based on race of mother,

(d) NCHS, Health United States, 1995. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service. 1996.

(e) NCHS, Annual Summary of Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: United States 1996. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 45, No. 12, July 17, 1997.

(f) NCHS, Births and Deaths: United States, 1996. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 46, No.1, Supplement 2. September 11, 1997

(g) 1996 data are preliminary.

(**) Data not available

 

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