Births in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about births in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about births in the United States. It shows long-term developments in birth rates, breakdowns by age and ethnicity, and chapters on multiple births, teen births, and types of deliveries.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. mothers: medical or health characteristics of birth 2018

    • Number of births in the United States 1990-2018

    • United States - birth rate 1990-2018

    • U.S. preterm birth rate 1990-2018

    • Births and deaths in the U.S. by state 2017

    • Home birth rate: leading U.S. states 2018

    • Metropolitan areas with the highest birth rate in the U.S. in 2018

    • Total hospital births in the United States 1946-2017

  • 2. Specifics
    • Births - number by age of mother 2018

    • Birth rate by age of mother in the U.S. 2018

    • Birth rate by ethnic group of mother in the U.S. 2018

    • Birth rate by family income in the U.S. 2017

    • Birth rate by educational attainment of mother in the U.S. 2018

    • Percentage of births to unmarried women in the U.S. 1980-2018

  • 3. Multiple births
    • U.S. multiple birth rate 1980-2018

    • U.S. twin birth rate 1980-2018

    • Twin birth rates in the United States by age of mother 2018

    • Twin birth rates in the United States 1980-2018, by ethnicity

    • Leading U.S. states with highest average twin birth rates 2016-2018

  • 4. Teen births
    • Birth rate - U.S. girls aged 10-14 years 1991-2018

    • Birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 years 1991-2018

    • Birth rates for teenagers aged 15-17 by ethnic group 1991-2018

    • Birth rates for teenagers aged 18-19 U.S. by ethnic origin 1991-2018

    • Birth rates for U.S. teen women aged 15-19 from 1991-2018, by ethnicity

    • Top U.S. states based on teenage birth rate 2018

  • 5. Preterm births
    • Share of preterm births in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by plurality

    • Share of preterm births in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by ethnicity

    • Percentage of preterm births in the U.S. in 2016, by state

  • 6. Types of delivery
    • Births delivered by forceps or vacuum extraction in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Cesarean section procedure rate U.S. 1997-2018

    • Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2018, by age of mother

    • Cesarean delivery percentage in the U.S. 2008-2018, by ethnicity

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Fertility rates in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, by ethnicity

    • Outcomes of ART pregnancies in the U.S. in 2016

    • Number of ART live birth deliveries in the U.S. in 2016, by state

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