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This page is an interactive index to the historical vital statistics tables of birth data published by the US government in annual volumes, and available from this (NBER) web site as page images. Birth data is Chapter 1 in each annual volume . The volumes are quite large, and downloading and printing an entire volume is likely to be burdensome for someone looking only for a single table. The burden is compounded if multiple years are required. Therefore each table from that chapter in each volume is available here as a separate Adobe Acrobat PDF (version 5 or later) file. We hope to extend this to other chapters in the volumes, and to digitize this data as funding becomes available. A few transcribed tables of births data are available from Karen Norberg. We also have post 1968 micro data available for download. Post 1968 published volumes are available from the NCHS and your local library.

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Tabulation Variables (check those of interest)

month livebirth sex race illegitimate agemother agefather nativity state city metropolitan smsa urban citysize occurrence residence urbanrural attendance birthorder plurality gestation birthweight

 

Published Tables of Livebirths tabulated by:

1931

  •   birthorder*race*agemother*nativity
  •   country*sex
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*month
  •   state*citysize*sex*race*nativity
  •   state*plurality*sex*race
  •   state*sex*race*agemother*nativity

1932

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   nativity*sex
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   sex*race*agemother*nativity
  •   sex*race*nativity*state
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*month*citysize
  •   state*plurality*sex*race

1933

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   birthorder*race*nativity
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   sex*nativity
  •   sex*race*nativity*state*citysize
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*plurality*sex*race
  •   state*sex*month
  •   state*sex*race*agemother*nativity

1934

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   birthorder*race*nativity
  •   nativity*sex
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   plurality*sex*race*state
  •   sex*race*agemother*nativity
  •   sex*race*nativity*state
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*sex*month

1935

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   birthorder*race*nativity*state
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   sex*race*state*plurality
  •   sex*state*race*nativity
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*citysize*sex*month
  •   state*sex*nativity
  •   state*sex*race*agemother*nativity

1936

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   birthorder*race*nativity*state
  •   plurality*race*country
  •   plurality*sex*race*state
  •   sex*nativity
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*citysize*month
  •   state*sex*race*agemother*nativity
  •   state*sex*race*nativity*citysize

1937

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*month
  •   state*citysize*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*agemother*agefather
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*plurality*race

1938

  •   birthorder*agemother*race*nativity
  •   birthorder*state*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*month
  •   state*citysize*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*agemother*agefather
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*plurality*race

1939

  •   occurrence*residence
  •   sex*agemother*state*race*nativity
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*attendance
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*race*nativity*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother

1940

  •   occurrence*residence
  •   sex*state*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*attendance*city
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother
  •   state*race*nativity*agemother*citysize

1941

  •   residence*occurence
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*agemother*nativity*race
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*month
  •   state*citysize*nativity*race
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother
  •   state*residence*occurence
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*race*plurality

1942

  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*plurality
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*urbanrural*attendance
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1943

  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*citysize*urbanrural*attendance
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother
  •   state*sex*agemother*race
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1944

  •   residence*occurrence
  •   state*agemother*agefather
  •   state*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*birthorder*agemother
  •   state*race*citysize
  •   state*race*nativity*citysize*urbanrural*agemother
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*race*month

1945

  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state*agemother*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   state*month
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*sex*agemother*race*nativity
  •   state*sex*plurality*race
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1946

  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   race*agemother*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*sex*plurality*race
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*sex*race*nativity
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1947

  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   race*agemother*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*sex*plurality*race
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*sex*race*nativity
  •   state*urbanrural*race*attendance
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1948

  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   race*agemother*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*sex*nativity
  •   state*sex*plurality
  •   state*sex*race*month
  •   state*urbanrural*race*attendance
  •   state*urbanrural*race*nativity*agemother

1949

  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   race*agemother*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality
  •   state*race*citysize*urbanrural*attendance
  •   state*race*nativity*agemother*urbanrural*citysize
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*nativity
  •   tate*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder

1950

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*sex*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   birthweight*state*race*attendance*plurality
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   race*gestation*sex*plurality*birthweight
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother*birthorder*urbanrural*citysize
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*gestation*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*nativity*race

1951

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   birthweight*race*gestation*sex*plurality
  •   birthweight*state*race*attendance*plurality
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   race*agemother*sex*birthorder
  •   sex*race*nativity*agemother*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race
  •   state*attendance*race*metropolitan
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*agemother*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*gestation*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*nativity

1952

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state *race*sex*month
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*attendance*birthweight
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*sex*race*plurality

1953

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*birthorder*race*nativity
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*sex*race*plurality
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*race*plurality
  •   state*urbanrural*attandance*race*birthweight

1954

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*race*agemother
  •   state
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*race*urbanrural*attendance*birthweight
  •   state*sex*race*plurality

1955

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*race*plurality
  •   state*urbanrural*attendance*race*birthweight

1956

  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*plurality*race*gestation
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*sex*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   plurality*race*sex*gestation
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*race*sex*plurality
  •   urbanrural*attendance*race*birthweight

1957

  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*sex*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*race*plurality
  •   state*urbanrural*attendance*race*birthweight

1958

  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*plurality*race*gestation
  •   agemother*race*month
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*sex*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   birthweight*plurality*race*sex
  •   illegitimate*state*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*gestation
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*race*urbanrural*attendance*birthweight
  •   state*sex*race
  •   state*sex*race*plurality

1959

  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*month
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*sex*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   illegitimate*state*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   month*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*attendance*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*plurality
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*race*urbanrural*attendance*birthweight

1960

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*birthorder*sex*race*nativity
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*metropolitan
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   birthorder*race*metropolitan
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*state*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*gestation*race*agemother*sex
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*month
  •   state*race*plurality
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather

1961

  •   agefather*agemother*sex*race
  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*birthorder*sex*race*nativity
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*birthweight*race*sex
  •   state*agemother*race
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*metropolitan*birthorder*race
  •   state*metropolitan*race*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*month
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather

1962

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*state*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   metropolitan*race*agemother
  •   metropolitan*race*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   smsa*race*agemother
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*metropolitan*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*month
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather

1963

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*race*state
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*state*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*urbanrural*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   smsa*race*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*month
  •   state*race*plurality
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*agefather

1964

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*race*agemother*birthorder*metropolitan
  •   illegitimate*race*state*urban*agemother
  •   metropolitan*race*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   smsa*race*agemother
  •   smsa*race*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   state*gestation*race
  •   state*gestation*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*month

1965

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*agefather
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   birthweight*plurality*race*sex
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*metropolitan*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   illegitimate*state*urban*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   smsa*agemother*race
  •   smsa*birthorder*race
  •   state*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   state*gestation*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex*month

1966

  •   agefather*agemother*sex*race
  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*nativity*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   gestation*race*birthweight
  •   illegitimate*state*urban*race*agemother
  •   metropolitan*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   smsa*race*agemother
  •   smsa*race*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   state*gestation*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*plurality
  •   state*race*sex
  •   state*race*sex*month

1967

  •   agemother*birthorder*race*month
  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*race*sex*agemother
  •   illegitimate*urban*race*agemother
  •   metropolitan*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   smsa*race*agemother
  •   smsa*race*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   state*gestation*race*birthweight
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthorder
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex*month

1968

  •   agemother*plurality*race*birthweight
  •   agemother*race*birthorder
  •   agemother*sex*race*birthorder
  •   gestation*plurality*sex*agemother
  •   illegitimate*state*urban*race*agemother
  •   occurrence*residence
  •   plurality*race*sex*birthweight
  •   smsa*race*agemother
  •   smsa*race*birthorder
  •   state*agemother*race*birthorder
  •   state*gestation*race*birthweight
  •   state*metropolitan*race*birthorder
  •   state*month
  •   state*plurality*race
  •   state*race*agemother
  •   state*race*birthweight
  •   state*race*gestation
  •   state*race*sex*month
  •   state*sex*race

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