NCHS - Natality Measures for Females by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States | Last Updated 4 Jun 2018

This dataset includes live births, birth rates, and fertility rates by race of mother in the United States since 1960. Data availability varies by race and ethnicity groups. Since 1980, birth data by race are based on race of the mother. For race, data are available for Black and White births since 1960, and for American Indians/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander births since 1980. Data on Hispanic origin are available since 1989. All birth data by race before 1980 are based on race of the child. National data on births by Hispanic origin exclude data for Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma in 1989; New Hampshire and Oklahoma in 1990; and New Hampshire in 1991 and 1992. Information on reporting Hispanic origin is detailed in the Technical Appendix for the 1999 public-use natality data file. SOURCES CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, birth data (see; public-use data files (see; and CDC WONDER (see REFERENCES 1. National Office of Vital Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States, 1950, Volume I. 1954. Available from: 2. Hetzel AM. U.S. vital statistics system: major activities and developments, 1950-95. National Center for Health Statistics. 1997. Available from: 3. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States, 1967, Volume I–Natality. 1967. Available from 4. Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, et al. Births: Final data for 2015. National vital statistics reports; vol 66 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. Available from:

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This dataset has the following 5 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
Live Birthslive_birthsnumber
Birth Ratebirth_ratenumber
Fertility Ratefertility_ratenumber