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OBJECTIVES This report presents 2005 data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of characteristics. Data are presented for maternal demographic characteristics including age, live-birth order, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, and educational attainment; maternal lifestyle and health characteristics (medical risk factors, weight gain, and tobacco(More)
KEY FINDINGS The U.S. late preterm birth rate rose 20% from 1990 to 2006. If the late preterm rate had not risen from the 1990 level, more than 50,000 fewer infants would have been delivered late preterm in 2006. On average, more than 900 late preterm babies are born every day in the United States, or a total of one-third of 1 million infants (333,461).(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents 2005 fetal and perinatal mortality data by a variety of characteristics, including maternal age, marital status, race, Hispanic origin, and state of residence; and by fetal gestational age at delivery, birthweight, plurality, and sex. Trends in fetal and perinatal mortality are also examined. METHODS Descriptive tabulations(More)
OBJECTIVE This report analyzes the patterns of childlessness, and conversely, the first-birth patterns of three birth cohorts of American women. For this report, a cohort refers to women born in the same year. The cohorts compared were women born in 1910, 1935, and 1960-who, consequently, turned 25 during the Great Depression, the Baby Boom, and lastly, the(More)
Each year a generation of women is born who will share similar sociohistorical experiences before and throughout their reproductive lives. These unique experiences can produce similar childbearing patterns in terms of the average number of children ever born--whether mothers are younger or older when their first birth occurs and the proportion of women who(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents 2004 fetal and perinatal mortality data by a variety of characteristics, including maternal age, marital status, race, Hispanic origin and state of residence; and by infant birthweight, gestational age, plurality and sex. Trends in fetal and perinatal mortality are also examined. METHODS Descriptive tabulations of data are(More)
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