National Vital Statistics System

Natality Dashboard

Natality Dashboard

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NOTES: The general fertility rate refers to the total number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Age-specific birth rates refer to the total number of births per 1,000 females in each age group.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Age-specific birth rates refer to the total number of births per 1,000 women in each age group.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Total cesarean rate is the percent of all births delivered by cesarean.

Low-risk cesarean delivery rate refers to cesarean deliveries among singleton, nulliparous (first birth), term (37 completed weeks of gestation or more), cephalic births.

VBAC refers to a vaginal delivery after previous cesarean delivery.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Preterm birth refers to infants born at less than 37 completed weeks, based on the obstetric estimate of gestation at delivery (see reference 4). Early preterm refers to infants born at less than 34 weeks gestation, while late preterm refers to infants born at 34-36 weeks gestation. Percentages are presented to the second decimal point to better identify smaller changes and differences.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Term birth refers to infants born at 37 or more completed weeks, based on the obstetric estimate of gestation at delivery (see reference 4). Early term refers to infants born at 37-38 weeks gestation, full term refers to infants born at 39-40 weeks gestation while late term refers to infants born at 41 or more weeks gestation. Percentages are presented to the second decimal point to better identify smaller changes and differences.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: The principal source of payment for the delivery was Medicaid.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: Low birthweight refers to infants born at less than 2,500 grams. Percentages are presented to the second decimal point to better identify smaller changes and differences.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

NOTES: NICU admission refers to the admission of the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Rates for "12 months ending with quarter" (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal (time) axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality.

A hollow circle indicates that estimates for the most recent quarter are significantly different from the same quarter of the previous year (p < 0.05); these estimates are also flagged in the data table with an asterisk (*).

Race and Hispanic origin refers to the mother.

SOURCE: NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2021 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2019 and 2020 are based on final data (final data are available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

Quarterly Provisional Estimates Technical Notes

Suggested citation
Driscoll AK, Osterman MJK, Hamilton BE, Valenzuela C, Martin JA. Quarterly provisional estimates for selected birth indicators, Quarter 1, 2019-Quarter 3, 2021. National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System, Vital Statistics Rapid Release Program. 2021.

Page last reviewed: February 9, 2022