Table 3.

Live Births, Age-specific Birth Rates*, and Total Fertility Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother: United States, Final, 1997

Live BirthsAge-specific Birth Rate by Age of Mother*Total Fertility Rate
15–4415–1718–1920–2425–2930–3435–3940–44
Total3 880 89465.032.183.6110.4113.885.336.17.12032.5
 White3 072 64063.927.175.9106.7116.687.836.46.92009.0
 Black599 91370.760.8130.1139.099.564.329.76.52154.0
 Native American§38 57269.145.3117.6134.9100.864.229.36.42047.5
 Asian/Pacific Islander169 76966.314.339.370.5113.2110.354.111.91925.5
All Hispanic709 767102.866.3144.3184.2161.797.945.010.82999.5
 Mexican499 024116.677.3165.1204.9176.3104.249.011.63307.5
 Puerto Rican55 45071.748.9120.0154.0109.359.127.06.22164.0
 Cuban12 88757.425.353.482.7123.575.735.16.31814.5
 Central and South  American and other97 40587.648.3106.8146.4147.9104.445.411.82653.5
Non-Hispanic White2 333 36357.019.461.989.8107.285.234.96.41801.0
  • * Rates per 1000 women in age-specific group.

  • Sum of age-specific births times 5 divided by 1000 (includes rates for ages 10–14 and 45–49 years, not shown separately).

  • Relates the number of births to women of all ages to women aged 15 to 44 years.

  • § Includes births to Aleuts and Eskimos.

    Note: Births are tabulated separately by race and Hispanic origin; persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.