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Topic: Birth rates by race/ethnicity
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Birth rates by race/ethnicity: United States, 2013-2015 Average

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• In the United States, the highest birth rates (per 1,000 women ages 15-44) during 2013-2015 (average) were to Hispanic women (72.2), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (65.5), blacks (63.9), Asian/Pacific Islanders (59.2) and whites (58.6). 
• Of all live births in the United States during 2013-2015 (average), 23.0% were Hispanic, 53.9% were white, 14.8% were black, 0.9% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 6.6% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 


  • 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.


  • 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 19, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.