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National Vital Statistics Report

Volume 58, Number 3

 

Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for January 2009

 

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Technical Notes

Data shown here are provisional and include only events occurring within the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia). Provisional birth, death, and infant death data in this report are based on a combination of counts of events provided by each reporting area and registered vital events processed into National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data files. Some of these may not have occurred in the specified month of this report. Monthly provisional birth, death, and infant death data may be updated during the course of a data year. Updates based on registered events will be included in the month the event occurred. However, updates based on counts received from the states may include the event in the month it was processed rather than the month in which it occurred. This may result in a low figure for a given month followed by a high figure for the month(s) in which the delayed records were processed. Once the provisional data year has ended, updates cease. Thus, provisional birth, death, and infant death data may not accurately track either the preliminary or the final number of events registered.

Marriage and divorce data in this report are counts of all events occurring in the state that were received in the registration offices during the 1-month period. Divorce figures include reported annulments. There is considerable variability among the states in the procedures that are used to submit the counts of marriages and divorces to NCHS and in the extent to which the states update their counts of marriages and divorces as new information is received. Therefore, counts vary in their completeness. Marriage and divorce counts, unlike other provisional data, may be updated after the end of a data year if final counts are provided by the state. Readers seeking further information on this should contact NCHS at births@cdc.gov.

Tables A and B provide monthly, year-to-date, and 12-month ending counts and rates for births, deaths (excluding fetal deaths), and marriages, and 12-month ending rates for divorces. These counts include events occurring in the United States to nonresidents of the United States and differ from the data in preliminary and final reports that are based on place of residence. Birth, death, and infant death figures (death and infant death figures exclude fetal deaths) in Table 1 for each state are estimates by state of residence. These estimates are derived by applying adjustment ratios to the number of events recorded as occurring in the state during a 1-month period. The adjustment ratios for each data year represent the observed relationship between final state occurrence figures and final state residence figures for the 3 most recent years for which final data were available and are expressed as a single ratio for each state for births and deaths. Monthly state marriage and divorce figures shown in Table 2 represent the actual count of all events occurring in the state (state of occurrence) and are not adjusted by state of residence.

Until 1998, provisional totals for births, marriages, and divorces for the entire United States included corrections for observed differences between provisional and final figures. These corrections compensated for delays in reporting. Beginning with data for January 1998, these monthly corrections for births, marriages, and divorces have been discontinued. Further information on these changes has been provided in the National Vital Statistics Reports presenting provisional data for January (vol. 48, no. 1), February (vol. 48, no. 2), and March (vol. 48, no. 4) 1999, available from the National Center for Health Statistics website.

NCHS has ceased publishing divorce counts and rates based on provisional data from the combined 50 states because it is no longer statistically feasible to calculate estimates of monthly divorce counts for nonreporting states (California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota). Instead, NCHS publishes only the 12-month divorce rates shown in Table A, based solely on the combined counts and populations for reporting states and the District of Columbia. Aggregate 1-month, cumulative counts and rates, and 12-month counts for divorces have been discontinued because of their very limited usefulness when based on less than the full complement of states. Monthly marriage and divorce counts as reported by each state will continue to be shown in Table 2.

In 2006, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana temporarily suspended collection of marriage counts (Louisiana does not provide NCHS with divorce counts; see previous paragraph). The 12-month ending marriage rate shown in Table A for 2007, which is computed based on marriages that occurred in 2006, excludes Louisiana data; the population for this rate also excludes Louisiana. Louisiana reinstated the collection of marriage counts in 2007.

Population estimates used for computing rates originate from the U.S. Census Bureau and are based on the 2000 census. All population estimates used for a single data year are based on population estimates of the same vintage (that is, the same reference year). Changes in rates between years in part reflect differences between vintages of the population estimates. Monthly population estimates may fluctuate from month to month even among estimates of the same vintage. This is especially true for population subgroups (e.g., females 15-44). This monthly variability in population estimates will be reflected in population based rates. Monthly rates are based on populations estimated for the specific month. Year-to-date rates are averages of monthly rates that have been weighted by the number of days in the corresponding months. Rates for 12-month periods are the sum of events for the period per population estimated at the midpoint of the period. Populations have been estimated by NCHS for the 12-month divorce rates based on the 44 reporting states and the District of Columbia. Monthly infant mortality rates are based on relatively few events and are highly variable. As a result, NCHS has discontinued publishing provisional monthly state specific infant mortality rates. National monthly infant mortality rates will continue to be available in Tables A and B.

 

List of Detailed Tables

  1. Provisional number of live births and deaths: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2008 and 2009, and cumulative figures, 2007-2009
  2. Provisional number of marriages and divorces: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2008 and 2009, and cumulative figures, 2007-2009

 

Acknowledgments

This report was prepared by Betzaida Tejada-Vera of the Mortality Statistics Branch (MSB) and Paul D. Sutton of the Reproductive Statistics Branch (RSB) of the Division of Vital Statistics (DVS) under the general direction of Stephanie J. Ventura, Chief, RSB, and Charles J. Rothwell, Director, DVS. Connie Gentry, Chrissy Jarman, Susan McBroom, Senora Roberson, and Pam Stephenson of the Data Acquisition and Evaluation Branch (DAEB) were responsible for acquisition of the provisional data. Brenda Green, Kryn Krautheim, David Justice, Jenny Justice, and Adrienne Rouse, also of DAEB, evaluated the quality of the provisional data. This report was edited by Demarius V. Miller and Laura Drescher, CDC/Division of Creative Services, Writer-Editor Services Branch, and typeset by Jacqueline M. Davis, CDC/Division of Creative Services, Graphic Services Branch.

 

Copyright information

All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.

 

Suggested citation

Tejada-Vera B, Sutton PD. Births, marriages, divorces, and deaths: Provisional data for January 2009. National vital statistics reports; vol 58, no 3. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009.

 

Tables

 

Table A

 

Table A1. Provisional vital statistics for the United States, January 2009

[Rates for infant deaths are deaths under 1 year per 1,000 live births; fertility rates are live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years; all other rates are per 1,000 total population. National data are based on events occurring in the United States, regardless of place of residence. Data are subject to monthly reporting variation. See "Technical Notes"]

Item January 2009 (Number) January 2008 (Number) January 2009 (Rate) January 2008 (Rate)
Live births 341,000 356,000 13.1 13.9
Fertility rate ... ... 64.9 67.8
Deaths 221,000 224,000 8.5 8.7
Infant deaths 2,300 2,500 6.5 6.9
Natural increase 120,000 132,000 4.6 5.2
Marriages1 124,000 132,000 4.8 5.1
Divorces2 --- --- --- ---
Population baseĀ (in millions) ... ... 305.5 303.1

See footnotes at end of Table A2

 

Table A2. Provisional vital statistics for the United States, January 2009

[Rates for infant deaths are deaths under 1 year per 1,000 live births; fertility rates are live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years; all other rates are per 1,000 total population. National data are based on events occurring in the United States, regardless of place of residence. Data are subject to monthly reporting variation. See "Technical Notes"]

Item 12 months ending with January 2009 (Number) 12 months ending with January 2008 (Number) 12 months ending with January 2009 (Rate) 12 months ending with January 2008 (Rate) 12 months ending with January 2007 (Rate)
Live births 4,231,000 4,316,000 13.9 14.3 14.3
Fertility rate ... ... 68.1 69.2 69.0
Deaths 2,450,000 2,417,000 8.0 8.0 8.1
Infant deaths 27,400 28,600 6.5 6.6 6.6
Natural increase 1,781,000 1,899,000 5.9 6.3 6.2
Marriages1 2,154,000 2,214,000 7.1 7.3 7.4
Divorces2 --- --- 3.4 3.6 3.7
Population baseĀ (in millions) ... ... 304.7 302.5 299.4

... Category not applicable.

--- Data not available.

1 The 12-month ending marriage figures for 2007 excludes data for Louisiana. The population for this marriage rate also excludes Louisiana.

2 Divorce figures exclude data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota. Populations for divorce rates also exclude these states.

NOTE: Figures include all revisions received from the states and, therefore, may differ from those previously published; see "Technical Notes."

 

Table B

 

Table B1. Provisional number and rate of live births, by month: United States, January 2008-2009

[National data are based on events occurring in the United States, regardless of place of residence. Data are provisional and are subject to monthly reporting variation; see "Technical Notes"]

Period Number Rate per 1,000 population Rate per 1,000 population (Unadjusted) Rate per 1,000 women aged 15-44 (Seasonally adjusted1)
January 2008 356,000 13.9 67.8 71.2
February 2008 338,000 14.1 68.7 70.2
March 2008 350,000 13.6 66.6 67.1
April 2008 346,000 13.9 67.9 69.2
May 2008 355,000 13.8 67.5 68.5
June 2008 349,000 14.0 68.5 67.1
July 2008 376,000 14.6 71.4 70.0
August 2008 373,000 14.5 70.9 68.0
September 2008 369,000 14.8 72.4 68.4
October 2008 359,000 13.9 68.2 68.1
November 2008 325,000 13.0 63.8 64.7
December 2008 351,000 13.5 66.6 68.1
January 2009 341,000 13.1 64.9 68.1

See footnotes at end of Table B2

 

Table B2. Provisional number and rate of marriages, deaths, and infant deaths, by month: United States, January 2008-2009

[National data are based on events occurring in the United States, regardless of place of residence. Data are provisional and are subject to monthly reporting variation; see "Technical Notes"]

Period Number of marriages Marriage rate per 1,000 population Number of deaths Death rate per 1,000 population Number of infant deaths Infant death rate per 1,000 live births
January 2008 132,000 5.1 224,000 8.7 2,500 6.9
February 2008 136,000 5.6 222,000 9.3 2,300 6.8
March 2008 141,000 5.5 231,000 9.0 2,400 6.9
April 2008 159,000 6.4 206,000 8.3 2,200 6.4
May 2008 176,000 6.9 201,000 7.8 2,400 6.6
June 2008 218,000 8.7 190,000 7.6 2,200 6.4
July 2008 233,000 9.0 191,000 7.4 2,300 6.2
August 2008 225,000 8.7 191,000 7.4 2,400 6.5
September 2008 213,000 8.5 186,000 7.5 2,100 5.9
October 2008 206,000 8.0 198,000 7.7 2,300 6.4
November 2008 161,000 6.4 200,000 8.0 2,200 6.5
December 2008 161,000 6.2 213,000 8.2 2,200 6.3
January 2009 124,000 4.8 221,000 8.5 2,300 6.5

1 The method of seasonal adjustment, developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, is described in The X-11 Variant of the Census Method II Seasonal Adjustment Program, Technical Paper No. 15 (1967 revision).

NOTE: Figures include all revisions received from the states and, therefore, may differ from those previously published; see "Technical Notes."

 

Table 1

 

Table 1a. Provisional number of live births: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2007-2009

[Data are estimates by state of residence]

Area January 2009 January 2008 January 2007
Alabama 5,090 5,580 5,371
Alaska 881 874 864
Arizona 7,828 8,726 8,737
Arkansas 3,281 3,497 3,474
California 46,617 46,629 46,325
Colorado 5,421 5,746 5,802
Connecticut 3,134 3,377 3,419
Delaware 972 946 942
District of Columbia 690 664 622
Florida 18,320 20,471 20,427
Georgia 11,823 12,025 12,526
Hawaii 1,639 1,605 1,528
Idaho 1,834 2,181 2,008
Illinois 13,677 14,562 14,530
Indiana 7,005 7,336 7,347
Iowa 3,138 3,217 3,221
Kansas 3,288 3,503 3,492
Kentucky 4,527 4,874 5,003
Louisiana 5,370 5,768 5,634
Maine 1,050 1,057 1,192
Maryland 6,314 6,615 6,725
Massachusetts 5,932 6,318 6,214
Michigan 9,362 10,023 10,315
Minnesota 5,483 5,978 6,011
Mississippi 3,722 4,027 3,989
Missouri 6,172 6,720 6,552
Montana 987 1,030 974
Nebraska 2,136 2,202 2,130
Nevada 3,315 3,320 3,366
New Hampshire 1,074 1,178 1,181
New Jersey 9,033 9,440 9,471
New Mexico 2,298 2,490 2,545
New York 21,048 21,244 21,128
North Carolina 10,701 11,074 10,924
North Dakota 748 718 718
Ohio 11,552 12,150 12,358
Oklahoma 4,425 4,636 4,633
Oregon 3,707 3,869 3,862
Pennsylvania 11,868 12,092 12,264
Rhode Island 963 987 1,026
South Carolina 5,102 5,364 5,415
South Dakota 1,058 1,056 968
Tennessee 6,773 7,309 7,143
Texas 33,101 34,274 33,606
Utah 4,238 4,390 4,282
Vermont 508 497 503
Virginia 8,493 9,234 9,189
Washington 7,056 7,250 7,258
West Virginia 1,739 1,833 1,696
Wisconsin 5,783 5,803 5,868
Wyoming 614 657 626
Puerto Rico 3,710 3,917 4,080

See footnotes at end of Table 1b

 

Table 1b. Provisional number of deaths: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2007-2009

[Data are estimates by state of residence]

Area January 2009 January 2008 January 2007
Alabama 4,208 4,356 4,315
Alaska 305 302 313
Arizona 4,047 4,212 4,313
Arkansas 2,598 2,580 2,568
California 22,325 22,321 22,617
Colorado 2,750 2,855 2,727
Connecticut 2,528 2,656 2,612
Delaware 723 662 652
District of Columbia 441 469 475
Florida 15,218 15,292 15,058
Georgia 6,048 6,050 5,880
Hawaii 847 873 826
Idaho 905 905 987
Illinois 9,286 9,182 9,151
Indiana 4,624 4,767 4,989
Iowa 2,552 2,589 2,553
Kansas 2,255 2,267 2,222
Kentucky 3,722 3,583 3,520
Louisiana 3,803 3,774 3,464
Maine 949 1,090 1,086
Maryland 4,108 3,872 4,026
Massachusetts 4,819 4,821 4,848
Michigan 7,914 7,921 7,958
Minnesota 3,469 3,466 3,359
Mississippi 2,524 2,694 2,609
Missouri 5,005 5,311 5,028
Montana 779 782 746
Nebraska 1,402 1,383 1,475
Nevada 1,718 1,815 1,799
New Hampshire 956 903 916
New Jersey 6,308 6,467 5,596
New Mexico 1,367 1,450 1,337
New York 13,737 13,443 13,701
North Carolina 7,083 6,918 6,762
North Dakota 548 487 483
Ohio 9,956 9,883 9,679
Oklahoma 3,273 3,446 3,350
Oregon 2,628 2,771 2,796
Pennsylvania 10,819 11,492 11,627
Rhode Island 803 881 934
South Carolina 3,012 3,400 3,446
South Dakota 650 618 649
Tennessee 5,306 5,278 5,141
Texas 14,760 15,563 15,289
Utah 1,229 1,280 1,317
Vermont 475 405 536
Virginia 5,436 5,256 5,252
Washington 4,110 4,424 4,229
West Virginia 1,943 1,862 1,840
Wisconsin 4,558 4,216 4,154
Wyoming 302 385 404
Puerto Rico 2,419 2,601 2,535

NOTE: Figures include all revisions received from the states and, therefore, may differ from those previously published; see "Technical Notes."

 

Table 2

 

Table 2a. Provisional number of marriages: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2007-2009

[By state of occurrence]

Area January 20091 January 20081 January 2007
Alabama 1,384 1,251 2,275
Alaska 435 440 277
Arizona2 2,763 3,739 3,311
Arkansas 1,409 1,457 1,807
California 12,827 13,111 13,495
Colorado 2,533 2,832 1,711
Connecticut 741 673 757
Delaware 352 389 197
District of Columbia 79 115 90
Florida 11,000 12,017 9,399
Georgia 6,183 2,920 5,302
Hawaii 746 1,184 1,692
Idaho 1,042 974 726
Illinois 2,733 4,385 3,132
Indiana 2,911 2,816 1,940
Iowa 967 933 676
Kansas 1,229 1,201 255
Kentucky 3,415 3,307 1,609
Louisiana 2,337 2,337 1,830
Maine 183 183 291
Maryland 1,433 1,378 1,632
Massachusetts 1,542 2,048 1,429
Michigan 1,540 1,522 2,086
Minnesota 1,202 1,378 1,299
Mississippi 1,264 1,893 785
Missouri 4,052 3,047 1,588
Montana 291 213 296
Nebraska 589 434 464
Nevada 7,080 8,005 9,510
New Hampshire 390 412 332
New Jersey 2,579 3,534 1,993
New Mexico3 938 657 906
New York2 7,268 11,291 6,696
North Carolina 4,147 4,813 2,915
North Dakota 256 240 137
Ohio 1,872 3,980 2,760
Oklahoma 1,278 1,548 1,572
Oregon 276 1,636 1,095
Pennsylvania 2,463 3,025 3,627
Rhode Island 220 200 230
South Carolina 1,260 574 1,521
South Dakota 252 304 327
Tennessee 4,074 3,645 3,166
Texas 14,668 10,500 10,065
Utah 656 1,111 1,327
Vermont 268 261 172
Virginia 2,307 3,096 2,966
Washington 2,047 2,718 1,744
West Virginia 980 499 542
Wisconsin 1,494 1,614 1,068
Wyoming 212 227 216
Puerto Rico 1,434 1,969 2,027

See footnotes at end of Table 2b

 

Table 2b. Provisional number of divorces: Each state and Puerto Rico, January 2007-2009

[By state of occurrence. Divorces include reported annulments]

Area January 20091 January 20081 January 2007
Alabama 1,095 987 1,845
Alaska 225 272 276
Arizona2 2,069 2,057 2,155
Arkansas 1,008 974 1,264
California --- --- ---
Colorado 1,849 1,922 2,026
Connecticut 1,601 1,149 1,122
Delaware 192 252 261
District of Columbia 96 80 39
Florida 6,030 7,482 7,126
Georgia --- --- ---
Hawaii --- --- ---
Idaho 574 476 565
Illinois 2,191 2,432 2,338
Indiana --- --- ---
Iowa 613 608 574
Kansas 937 875 228
Kentucky 1,939 1,918 1,402
Louisiana --- --- ---
Maine 23 23 512
Maryland 844 848 1,284
Massachusetts 1,434 1,436 1,402
Michigan 2,267 2,351 3,056
Minnesota --- --- ---
Mississippi 1,031 1,725 1,063
Missouri 1,564 1,939 1,677
Montana 182 261 294
Nebraska 521 516 483
Nevada 1,276 1,182 1,249
New Hampshire 473 413 500
New Jersey 2,105 2,586 2,462
New Mexico3 656 736 748
New York2 2,708 4,352 5,191
North Carolina 2,890 2,919 2,871
North Dakota 141 137 135
Ohio 3,685 3,807 3,288
Oklahoma 1,107 1,486 1,364
Oregon 435 1,260 1,108
Pennsylvania 2,182 2,786 2,753
Rhode Island 230 265 312
South Carolina 945 670 1,159
South Dakota 213 181 209
Tennessee 2,563 2,934 2,403
Texas 6,166 6,166 6,166
Utah 250 650 882
Vermont 296 292 197
Virginia 1,542 2,030 2,118
Washington 2,105 2,824 2,301
West Virginia 647 629 812
Wisconsin 1,481 1,628 1,582
Wyoming 293 263 211
Puerto Rico 1,375 1,070 883

--- Data not available.

1 Figures based on monthly counts and may be underreported.

2 Figures for marriages are licenses issued for some counties.

3 Figures for marriages are marriage licenses issued.

NOTE: Figures include all revisions received from the states and, therefore, may differ from those previously published; see "Technical Notes."

 

 
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