ERIC Number: ED480457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
Revised Birth and Fertility Rates for the 1990s and New Rates for Hispanic Populations, 2000 and 2001: United States.
Hamilton, Brady E.; Sutton, Paul D.; Ventura, Stephanie J.
National Vital Statistics Reports, v51 n12 August 2003
This report presents revised birth and fertility rates for 1991-1999, plus previously published rates for 2000-2001, based on populations consistent with the April 1, 2000 census. Revised rates for Hispanic subgroups are also included. Rates are presented by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother; by age, race, Hispanic origin, and marital status of mother; by age and race of father; and by age of mother and by state. The report also presents new rates by age and Hispanic origin (subgroups) of mother for 2000 and 2001. The revised rates are compared with previously published rates that used July 1 population estimates based on the 1990 census. Revised population-based birth and fertility rates from 1991-1999, based on the 2000 census, were with few exceptions lower than rates previously published based on populations projected from the 1990 census. Differences in rates for American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians or Pacific Islanders were considerable. However, revised rates for most other population subgroups (non-Hispanic whites and blacks) differed little from those previously published. Regardless of the magnitude, differences between the 2000-based and 1990-based rates progressively diverged through time so that previously published trends were generally retained but lower. Because of this shift, especially for Hispanic women, the differentials in fertility among population subgroups remained, but were somewhat reduced. (Contains 41 references and 10 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Early Parenthood, Hispanic Americans, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Tables (Data), Unwed Mothers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.