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Cohort Fertility Tables

 

Overview

These tables present detailed fertility data for cohorts of women as they pass through their childbearing years and include central birth rates, cumulative birth rates, birth distributions, and birth probabilities. The tables present revised cohort fertility tables for all women for 1960–2000, new cohort fertility tables for all women for 2001–2009, and new cohort fertility tables for white and black women for 1960–2009 based on the race of mother. The cohort fertility tables also provide the percentage of childless women. The tables will be periodically updated with new data for following years. In addition, cohort fertility measures for other race and Hispanic origin groups may be added in the future.

 

Cohort Fertility Tables Documentation

 

Historic Cohort Fertility Tables

 

List of Reports Using Cohort Fertility Data

 

Detailed Cohort Fertility Tables and Files

  • Table 1. Central birth rates, by live-birth order, current age, and race of women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 369 KB] [CSV - 277 KB]
  • Table 2. Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 422 KB] [CSV - 340 KB]
  • Table 3. Distribution of women, by parity, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 395 KB] [CSV - 323 KB]
  • Table 4. Birth probabilities, by parity, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1911 through 1990: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 346 KB] [CSV - 256 KB]
  • Table 5. Central birth rates, by live-birth order, current age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1911–1915 through 1986–1990: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 161 KB] [CSV - 70 KB]
  • Table 6. Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1912–1916 through 1987–1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 168 KB] [CSV - 82 KB]
  • Table 7. Distribution of women, by parity, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1912–1916 through 1987–1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 129 KB] [CSV - 83 KB]
  • Table 8. Birth probabilities, by parity, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1911–1915 through 1986–1990: United States, 1960–2006 [XLSX - 347 KB] [CSV - 67 KB]
  • Table 9. Central birth rates, by live-birth order and current age of all women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 413 KB] [CSV - 126 KB]
    Note:  The rates in Table 9 are also available in Table 1.
  • Table 10.  Central birth rates, by live-birth order and current age of white women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 1 MB] [CSV - 126 KB]
    Note: The rates in Table 11 are also available in Table 1.
  • Table 11.  Central birth rates, by live-birth order and current age of black women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 836 KB] [CSV - 128 KB]
  • Table 12.  Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order and exact age of all women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 1.3 MB] [CSV - 147 KB]
    Note:  The rates in Table 12 are also available in Table 2.
  • Table 13.  Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order and exact age of white women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 424 KB] [CSV - 145 KB]
    Note:  The rates in Table 13 are also available in Table 2.
  • Table 14.  Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order and exact age of black women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1961–2006 [XLSX - 825 KB] [CSV - 151 KB]
    Note:  The rates in Table 14 are also available in Table 2.
  • Table 15.  Birth probabilities, by parity and exact age of all women in each cohort from 1911 through 1990: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 808 KB] [CSV - 106 KB]
    Note:  The probabilities in Table 15 are also available in Table 4.
  • Table 16. Birth probabilities, by parity and exact age of white women in each cohort from 1911 through 1990: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 809 KB] [CSV - 106 KB]
    Note:  The probabilities in Table 16 are also available in Table 4.
  • Table 17.  Birth probabilities, by parity and exact age of black women in each cohort from 1911 through 1990: United States, 1960–2005 [XLSX - 373 KB] [CSV - 110 KB]
    Note: The probabilities in Table 17 are also available in Table 4.

 

Updated Detailed Cohort Fertility Tables and Files

  • Table 1. Central birth rates, by live-birth order, current age, and race of women in each cohort from 1957 through 1995: United States, 2006–2009 [XLS - 57 KB] [CSV - 85 KB]
  • Table 2. Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1957 through 1995: United States, 2007–2010 [XLS - 62 KB] [CSV - 89 KB]
  • Table 3. Distribution of women, by parity, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1957 through 1995: United States, 2007–2010 [XLS - 60 KB] [CSV - 29 KB]
  • Table 4. Birth probabilities, by parity, exact age, and race of women in each cohort from 1957 through 1994: United States, 2006–2009 [XLS - 55 KB] [CSV - 21 KB]
  • Table 5. Central birth rates, by live-birth order, current age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1957–1961 through 1990–1994: United States, 2006–2009 [XLS - 207 KB] [CSV - 7 KB]
  • Table 6. Cumulative birth rates, by live-birth order, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1955–1959 through 1991–1995: United States, 2007–2010 [XLS - 28 KB] [CSV - 8 KB]
  • Table 7. Distribution of women, by parity, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1955–1959 through 1991–1995: United States, 2007–2010 [XLS - 31 KB] [CSV - 8 KB]
  • Table 8. Birth probabilities, by parity, exact age, and race of women in selected groups of cohorts from 1957–1961 through 1990–1994: United States, 2006–2009 [XLS - 238 KB] [CSV - 7 KB]

 

Suggested Citation

The suggested citation for the first table in the series is:

Hamilton BE and Cosgrove CM. Central birth rates, by live-birth order, current age, and race of women in each cohort from 1911 through 1991: United States, 1960–2005. Table 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Available from: /nchs/nvss/cohort_fertility_tables.htm. Released: June 30, 2010.

The citation for subsequent tables follows this format.

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Comments and Questions

NCHS would appreciate receiving feedback on the usefulness of the cohort fertility tables as well as notification of any problems that have been identified. Comments or questions about the estimates may be sent via e-mail to births@cdc.gov.

 

 

 

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