Birth rate by age of mother in the U.S. 2018

This graph displays the birth rate in the United States in 2017, distinguished by age of mother. In 2017, the number of births per 1,000 women was the highest in the age group between 20 and 34 year old (88) and was the lowest (12) in the group aged between 15 and 19 years.

Birth rate in the United States in 2018, by age of mother

Number of births per 1,000 women
15 to 19 years12
20 to 34 years86
35 to 50 years30
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Age group

15 to 50 years

Special properties

Women

Supplementary notes

Birth rate covers the number of births per 1,000 women.
Covers civilian noninstitutional population. Since the number of women who had a birth during the 12-month period was tabulated and not the actual numbers of births, some small underestimation of fertility for this period may exist due to the omission of: (1) Multiple births, (2) Two or more live births spaced within the 12-month period (the woman is counted only once), (3) Women who had births in the period and who did not survive to the survey date, (4) Women who were in institutions and therefore not in the survey universe. These losses may be somewhat offset by the inclusion in the Current Population Survey of births to immigrants who did not have their children born in the United States and births to nonresident women. These births would not have been recorded in the vital registration system. Based on June supplement, Current Population Survey (CPS). The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) allowed respondents to choose more than one race. Beginning 2003 data represent persons who selected this race group only and exclude persons reporting more than one race. The Current Population Survey in prior years allowed respondents to report only one race group. See also comments on race in the text for Section 1, Population.]

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