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United States Births: Final Data for 2008


General Info
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1940 - 12/2008
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Subnationally representative

The National Vital Statistics Report on U.S. birth data for 2008 presents the data reported on the birth certificates of the 4,247,694 births that occurred during the year. The data are presented for a variety of characterstics, including maternal demographic, such as age, live birth order, race, marital status, attendant at birth, and method of delivery. Infant characteristics including gestation and birthweight are presented as well. Selected data are shown by mother's state of residence, and trends in fertility patterns are also represented.