TABLE 1

Vital Statistics of the United States, Selected Years: 1915–2006 (Final) and 2007 (Preliminary)

nRatea
2007200620002007200620001990198019501915b
Live births4 317 1194 265 5554 058 81414.314.214.416.715.924.129.5
    Fertility rateNANANA69.568.565.970.968.4106.2125.0
Deaths2 423 9952 426 2642 403 3518.08.18.58.68.89.613.2
    Age-adjusted rateNANANA7.67.88.79.410.414.521.7
Natural increase1 893 1241 839 2911 655 4636.36.15.98.17.114.516.3
Infant mortality29 24128 52728 0356.776.696.899.212.629.299.9
Population base (in thousands)NANANA301 621299 398281 422248 710226 546150 697100 546
  • Data for 2007 are preliminary. Data for 2006 and all earlier years are final. Populations are as of July 1 for 2006 and 2007 and as of April 1 in 1950, 1980, 1990, and 2000. Population for 1915 is the midyear estimate based on the April 15, 1910, census. NA indicates not applicable.

  • a Rates per 1000 population except for fertility, which is per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 years, and infant mortality, which is per 1000 live births.

  • b Birth rate was adjusted to include states not in registration area (10 states and the District of Columbia when started in 1915). Death rate is for death registration area. The IMR is for birth registration area.

  • Data sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, and the US Census Bureau.