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United States Births: Final Data for 2012

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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 - 12/2012
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The 2012 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 3,952,841 births were registered in the United States in 2012, which was a slight decrease.

Citation
Authors 
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJ, Curtin SC, Matthews TJ
Journal 
Natl Vital Stat Rep
Volume 
62
Issue 
9
Pages 
1-68
Publication year 
2013
Suggested citation 

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJ, Curtin SC, Matthews TJ. Births: Final Data for 2012. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2013; 62(9): 1-68.