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United States Births: Final Data for 2006

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General Info
Geography 
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1940 - 12/2006
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The 2006 National Vital Statistics Report on birth data in the United States presents data from birth certificates based on a variety of maternal health and demographic characteristics, along with infant health characteristics as well. The data include birth order, maternal age, race, ethnicity, marital status, gestational period, multiple and preterm births, birthweight, attendant at birth, place and method of delivery. A total of 4,265,555 births were registered in the United States in 2006, which was a 3% increase.

Citation
Authors 
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Sutton PD, Ventura SJ, Menacker F, Kirmeyer S, Mathews TJ
Journal 
Natl Vital Stat Rep
Volume 
57
Issue 
7
Pages 
1-101
Publication year 
2009
Suggested citation 

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Sutton PD, Ventura SJ, Menacker F, Kirmeyer S, Mathews TJ. Births: Final Data for 2006. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2010; 57(7): 1-101.