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US Decennial Life Tables 1991-1989

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics has recently released this series of publications (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) that provide death rates calculated using "data from the 1990 Census of Population and deaths occurring in the United States to residents of the United States during the 3-year period, 1989-91." At present, 46 volumes are...
World Population Profile: 1998

Just released on the Web by the US Census Bureau, this report offers "a comprehensive assessment of world demographic prospects as we approach the end of this century and the beginning of the next." The report highlights major demographic trends and the roles played by the developed and developing nations in these trends, and identifies some of the key elements and questions behind global...
Births: Preliminary Data for 1999

On Tuesday, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released preliminary data on US births, including numbers that show the birth rate for teen mothers has declined to a 60-year low. "The preliminary report also found a drop in the number of births to unmarried teens, record high levels of women receiving early prenatal care, a rise in the cesarean delivery rate, and no improvement...