ERIC Number: ED286958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
Births of Hispanic Parentage, 1983 and 1984.
Ventura, Stephanie J.
NCHS Monthly Vital Statistics Report, v36 n4 suppl 2 Jul 24 1987
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia collected information on births of Hispanic parentage in 1983 and 1984. More than 92% of the total Hispanic population in the United States resided in those states at this time. This report summarizes the available demographic information and presents data on births of Hispanic parentage in the following categories: (1) geographic distribution; (2) race of the child; (3) birth and fertility rates; (4) age of mother and live birth order; (5) childbearing by unmarried women; (6) educational attainment of mother; (7) nativity of mother; (8) prenatal care and number of prenatal visits to a health care professional; (9) low birth weight; (10) preterm births; (11) Apgar scores, which measure health factors of an infant at birth; and (12) health care attendant at birth and place of delivery. Comparisons are made with the parentage of non-Hispanic Blacks and Whites. Fourteen tables of statistics accompany this report. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Note: For the reports for 1980 and 1981, see ED 245 055 and ED 254 610.