Statistics: Live Births, by Race

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Live Births in the United States

Total number of live births
Race of mother 1970 1975 1980 1985 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
All races 3,731,386 3,144,198 3,612,258 3,760,561 3,909,510 4,040,958 4,158,212 4,110,907 4,065,014
White 3,109,956 2,576,818 2,936,351 3,037,913 3,102,083 3,192,355 3,290,273 3,241,273 3,201,678
Black 561,992 496,829 568,080 581,824 638,562 673,124 684,336 682,602 673,633
American Indian or Alaskan Native 22,264 22,690 29,389 34,037 37,088 39,478 39,051 38,841 39,453
Asian or Pacific Islander 74,355 104,606 129,035 133,075 141,635 145,372 150,250
Chinese 7,044 7,778 11,671 16,405 21,322 20,982 22,737 22,498 25,061
Japanese 7,744 6,725 7,482 8,035 8,658 8,689 8,674 8,500 9,098
Filipino 8,066 10,359 13,968 20,058 23,207 24,585 25,770 26,227 28,959
Hawaiian and part Hawaiian 5,609 6,099 5,888 5,883
Other Asian or Pacific Islander 73,210 78,355 82,259 81,249

NOTE: The racial groups "white" and "black" include persons of Hispanic origin.


Source: National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 1994. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service, 1995. Table #6.

Data based on the National Vital Statistics System (i.e. reporting by state health departments and other state organizations).


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Posted 16 Sep 2000.

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