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USA Live Births and general fertility rates (1920–2013)

A total of 3,932,181 births were registered in the United States in 2013, down less than 1% from 2012. The number of births declined for non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women but did not appre­ ciably change for non-Hispanic black women from 2012 to 2013.

  • The general fertility rate declined 1% in 2013 to 62.5 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, reaching another record low for the United States. The total fertility rate also declined 1% in 2013, to 1,857.5 births per 1,000 women.
  • The birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 declined 10% in 2013 from 2012, to 26.5 births per 1,000 teenagers aged 15–19, another historic low for the nation; rates declined for teenagers in nearly all race and Hispanic origin groups.

See also June 2014 USA Births 1920-2013 preliminary 2014

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1921 USA Birth Mortality


Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, et al. Births: Final data for 2013. National vital statistics reports; vol 64 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015.


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