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Birth rates by race: United States, 2012-2014 Average

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• In the United States during 2012-2014 (average), the highest birth rates were to black women (64.8), followed by whites (62.9), Asian/Pacific Islanders (60.7) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (46.1). 
• Of all live births in the United States during 2012-2014 (average), 75.8% were white, 16.1% were black, 1.2% were Native American and 6.9% were Asian. 

Footnotes

  • Birth rates presented for 1990-1999 are calculated using Census 1990-based population estimates. Calculations for 2000-2009 use Census 2000-based population estimates. Calculations beginning in 2010 use Census 2010-based population estimates. Information is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm. The rates shown may differ from rates computed on the basis of other population estimates.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • US Census Bureau. Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Retrieved December 08, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.