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Multiple Births

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of twin births: 131,723
  • Number of triplet births: 3,755
  • Number of quadruplet births: 217
  • Number of quintuplets and other higher order births: 31
  • Twin birth rate: 33.4 per 1,000 live births
  • Triplet or higher order birth rate: 101.4 per 100,000 live births

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, tables B, 13 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

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