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View Resource Births: Final Data for 1997

Released on April 29, 1999, this new Department of Health and Human Services report reveals that the US birth rate has dropped to a record low, due in part to a continuing decline in the teen birth rate. The birth rate for fifteen to nineteen year-olds has declined for six straight years, falling sixteen percent between 1991 and 1997. The report, presented in .pdf format, offers a comprehensive...
View Resource Births: Final Data for 1998

This National Vital Statistics Report presents final data for 1998 on US births according to "a wide variety of maternal demographic characteristics including age, live-birth order, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, and educational attainment; maternal lifestyle and health characteristics; medical care utilization; and infant health characteristics." Also presented are birth and fertility...
View Resource The Right Start: Conditions of Babies and Their Families Across the Nation and in America's Largest Cities 2001

This report from the Annie E. Casey foundation provides data on how children born in each state as well as the nation's 50 largest cities fared on eight selected measures of a "right start," including teen births, repeat teen births, births to unmarried women, maternal education, prenatal care, smoking during pregnancy, birthweight, and pre-term births. The report allows users to compare data for...