Rhode Island

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Location: Rhode Island
Topic: Birth rates by race
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Birth rates by race: Rhode Island, 2013-2015 Average

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• In Rhode Island during 2013-2015 (average), the highest birth rates were to black women (64.4), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (53.3), Asian/Pacific Islanders (51.8) and whites (50.3). 
• Of all live births in Rhode Island during 2013-2015 (average), 80.4% were white, 12.8% were black, 1.2% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 5.6% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 


  • 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.


  • 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 January 21, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.