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Birth rates by race/ethnicity: Alabama, 2014-2016 Average

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• In Alabama, the highest birth rates (per 1,000 women ages 15-44) during 2014-2016 (average) were to Hispanic women (99.1), followed by blacks (61.1), whites (60.2), Asian/Pacific Islanders (58.7) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (25.5). 
• Of all live births in Alabama during 2014-2016 (average), 7.2% were Hispanic, 60.1% were white, 30.6% were black, 0.3% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 1.8% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 

Footnotes

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • 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 September 20, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.