Multiple Births

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of twin births: 123,536
  • Number of triplet births: 3,400
  • Number of quadruplet births: 115
  • Number of quintuplets and other higher order births: 10
  • Twin birth rate: 32.6 per 1,000 live births
  • Triplet or higher order birth rate: 93.0 per 100,000 live births

Source: Births: Final Data for 2018, table 25 pdf icon[PDF – 985 KB]

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Page last reviewed: January 18, 2014