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United States Births: Final Data for 2009

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General Info
Geography 
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1940 - 12/2009
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The 2009 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 4,130,665 births were registered in the United States in 2009, which was a 3% decrease.

Citation
Authors 
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Ventura SJ, Osterman MJ, Kirmeyer S, Mathews TJ, Wilson EC
Journal 
Natl Vital Stat Rep
Volume 
60
Issue 
1
Pages 
1-70
Publication year 
2011
Suggested citation 

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Ventura SJ, Osterman MJ, Kirmeyer S, Mathews TJ, Wilson EC. Births: Final Data for 2009. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2011; 60(1): 1-70.