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United States Births: Final Data for 2017

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Births: Final Data for 2017: National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8, November 7, 2018
Geography 
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 12/2017
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The 2017 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 3,855,500 births were registered in the United States in 2017.

Citation
Authors 
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, Driscoll AK, Drake P
Journal 
Natl Vital Stat Rep
Volume 
67
Issue 
8
Publication year 
2018
Suggested citation 

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, Driscoll AK, Drake P. Births: Final data for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 67 no 8. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.