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Multiple Births

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of twin births: 131,269
  • Number of triplet births: 4,598
  • Number of quadruplet births: 276
  • Number of quintuplets and other higher order births: 45
  • Twin birth rate: 33.1 per 1,000 live births
  • Triplet or higher order birth rate: 124.4 per 100,000 live births

Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, tables G, 27 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

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