The National Center for Health Statistics recently released this 102-page report containing data on the 4 million US births in 2000. The report states that the birth rate increased by 3 percent in 2000, marking the first time in almost 30 years that "the total fertility rate was above 'replacement.'" Information about demographic characteristics, maternal lifestyle and health, medical services utilization, and infant health are discussed. The report is provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and includes data collection methods, references, and many data tables.
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