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APPENDIX E

VITAL STATISTICS SUMMARY FOR U.S. WHITE POPULATION, 1955 - 1997

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), (e) MARRIAGE RATE (f) DIVORCE RATE (f)

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

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

1997g

15.8

15.4

15.0

14.7

14.4

14.2

14.1

13.9

68.3

67.0

66.5

65.4

64.9

64.4

64.7

64.2

5.7

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.5

6.3

8.9

8.9

8.8

9.1

9.1

9.3

9.1

9.0

7.6

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.0

6.0

4.8

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.0

3.9

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.9

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258

246

236

231

217

204

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9.8

9.4

9.3

9.0

9.1

8.9

8.8

8.9

4.7

4.7

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

 

(a) NCHS. Report of Final Natality Statistics, 1996. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 46, No.11, June 30, 1998. 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. Deaths: Final Data for 1996. National Vital Statistics Report; Vol 47, No.9, November 10, 1998

(c) Prior to 1980, infant deaths based on race of decedent, live births based on race of child. For 1980-1997, infant deaths and live births based on race of mother,

(d) NCHS. Health United States, 1998. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service. 1998.

(e) These data have been modified from prior publications.

(f) NCHS. Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths for 1997. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 46, No. 12, July 28, 1998. These data are for all races.

(g) 1997 data are preliminary.

(**) Data not available

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