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Complete Health Indicator Report of Birth Rates

Definition

Number of live births per 1,000 population.

Numerator

Number of live births.

Denominator

Number of persons in population.

Why Is This Important?

Tracking birth rate patterns among Utah and U.S. women as a whole is critical to understanding population growth and change in this country and in Utah. Birth rates directly relate to a population's need for timely and appropriate preconception, prenatal, neonatal, and postpartum care.

How Are We Doing?

In 2016, there were 50,486 live births to Utah residents, a rate of 16.6 per 1,000 Utahns. This is a slight decrease from the 2015 birth rate of 17.0, and ultimately, the lowest birth rate in a decade.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Utah continued to report the highest birth rate in the U.S. with 16.6 live births per 1,000 total population in 2016. The final U.S. birth rate in 2016 of 12.2 per 1,000 population was considerably lower. The U.S birth rate decreased from the 2015 rate of 12.4.

What Is Being Done?

Having an overall high birth rate is not a risk factor for poor health outcomes. However, elevated teen pregnancy rates are a concern as these pregnancies are considered to be at higher risk. The final U.S. data for 2016 indicate that the teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years of age was 20.3, a historic low for the country. The rate was down 9% from 2015 (22.3). Since 2009, the teen birth rate has fallen to a new low each year. The rate for this group has declined 51% since 2007, which was the most recent high at 41.5, and 67% since the 1991 high (61.8). Utah's teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years also decreased to a rate of 15.6 in 2016. A variety of educational and prevention activities are targeted to decrease teen birth rates.

Available Services

Access to family planning services are available in Utah from several sources: community health centers, private providers, Title X clinics (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah), and at many city and county health departments. Utah law requires parental consent for unmarried minors to obtain contraception information and services from local health departments in Utah. Preconception and interpregnancy health information is available from the Utah Department of Health. [http://www.poweryourlife.org/] Follow Power Your Life on:[[br]] Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/poweryourlifeutah/][[br]] Pinterest: [https://www.pinterest.com/poweryourlifeut/]


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Relevant Population Characteristics

There were 50,486 live births to Utah residents in 2016. Of those births, 91.5% were born to White mothers; 1.5% Black/African American; 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 2.5% Asian; 1.4% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander; 0.5% other race; and 1.6% unknown race. 15.6% of births were to mothers who consider themselves Hispanic.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Family planning services are available in Utah from several sources: community health centers and private providers, Title X clinics (Planned Parenthood Association of Utah), and city and county health departments. Utah law requires parental consent for unmarried minors to obtain contraception information and services from local health departments in Utah. One Key Question (Registered) is a pregnancy prevention screening where primary care providers ask all women of childbearing age, "Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?" Based on her answer, "yes", "no", "I'm okay either way", or "I don't know", providers give preconception counseling or contraception counseling.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Interpregnancy spacing, the timing between a live birth and the next pregnancy, can have a risk of pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, low birthweight, and small for gestational age. Research has shown that short intervals (less than 18 months) and long intervals (60+ months) were associated with higher risks of negative health outcomes for mother and baby. In 2016, 18.2% of Utah moms did not wait the recommended 18 months to become pregnant again.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Birth Rates, Utah and U.S., 2006-2016

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Utah vs. U.S.YearNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
Utah200621.221.021.4
Utah200721.221.021.4
Utah200820.920.721.0
Utah200919.819.619.9
Utah201018.818.619.0
Utah201118.218.018.3
Utah201218.017.918.2
Utah201317.517.417.7
Utah201417.417.217.5
Utah201517.016.817.1
Utah201616.616.416.7
U.S.200614.3
U.S.200714.3
U.S.200814.0
U.S.200913.5
U.S.201013.0
U.S.201112.7
U.S.201212.6
U.S.201312.4
U.S.201412.5
U.S.201512.4
U.S.201612.2

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2016 data. Utah birth rate for 2016 is from final data.

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2016
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth Rate by Age, Utah, 2016

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Age GroupBirth Rate per 1,000 Women in the Same Age GroupLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
15-1915.614.916.3
20-2486.184.487.7
25-29151.6149.4153.9
30-34125.8123.7127.9
35-3956.054.657.4
40-4411.711.012.4

Data Notes

An age-specific birth rate is the number of births to women in a certain age group per 1,000 women in the same age group (e.g., births to adolescent mothers per 1,000 adolescent girls of the same age group in the Utah population).

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2016


Birth Rates by Utah Small Area, 2016

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Utah Small AreasNumber of Live Births per 1,000 Total PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 66
Brigham City18.817.020.8
Box Elder Co (Other)14.313.115.7
Logan19.618.620.6
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All)16.615.417.8
Ben Lomond16.315.317.3
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E)13.712.714.8
Ogden (Downtown)16.215.017.5
South Ogden16.315.117.7
Roy/Hooper15.514.416.6
Riverdale14.513.115.9
Clearfield/Hill AFB17.116.118.1
Layton16.916.117.8
Syracuse/Kaysville14.213.315.1
Farmington/Centerville16.315.017.6
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake19.518.121.0
Bountiful17.316.218.5
SLC (Rose Park)17.015.718.4
SLC (Avenues)8.67.59.9
SLC (Foothill/U of U)14.212.715.8
Magna17.115.618.7
SLC (Glendale)17.215.818.6
West Valley (West)16.515.617.4
West Valley (East) V219.017.820.2
SLC (Downtown)10.59.711.4
South Salt Lake19.117.520.8
Millcreek14.013.115.0
Holladay12.811.813.8
Cottonwood12.711.713.8
Kearns V217.616.419.0
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)16.515.217.8
Taylorsville (West)14.913.716.2
Murray16.615.218.0
Midvale20.619.122.3
West Jordan (NE) V217.716.319.3
West Jordan (SE)15.714.417.0
West Jordan (W)/Copperton16.715.617.9
South Jordan16.715.717.7
Sandy (Center)15.414.416.5
Sandy (NE)10.89.612.2
Sandy (SE)9.38.210.4
Riverton/Draper17.516.818.2
Tooele Co15.114.116.0
Lehi/Cedar Valley25.124.226.0
American Fork/Alpine14.213.315.2
Pleasant Grove/Lindon17.816.819.0
Orem (North)23.121.624.6
Orem (West)25.824.227.6
Orem (East)16.615.018.3
Provo (North)/BYU14.413.415.5
Provo (South)23.122.024.3
Springville/Spanish Fork18.517.619.3
Utah Co (South)18.617.320.0
Summit Co11.210.212.3
Wasatch Co15.514.117.0
TriCounty LHD17.616.518.7
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co14.513.515.6
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co13.011.614.5
Carbon/Emery Co11.510.312.7
Grand County9.87.912.0
San Juan County14.312.616.3
St George14.313.515.1
Washington Co (Other)13.212.414.1
Cedar City17.115.918.4
Southwest LHD (Other)12.711.414.2
State16.616.416.7

Data Notes

To get more information on Utah Small Area definitions, go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/UtahSmallAreaInfo.pdf].

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2016


Birth Rates by Local Health District, Utah, 2016

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Local Health DistrictNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River17.917.218.5
Central14.013.214.9
Davis County16.716.217.1
Salt Lake County15.715.515.9
San Juan14.212.416.1
Southeast11.210.112.2
Southwest14.413.914.9
Summit10.99.912.0
Tooele15.014.116.0
TriCounty17.516.418.6
Utah County20.219.920.6
Wasatch15.414.116.9
Weber-Morgan15.615.116.1
State of Utah16.616.416.7
U.S.12.2

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2016 data are the latest available.

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2016
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

References and Community Resources

National Vital Statistics Reports. ''Births: Final Data for 2016.'' Accessed at [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_01.pdf] on 1/31/18. Utah Department of Health. Utah's Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health. Available online at [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/]. Copen CE, Thoma ME, Kirmeyer S. Interpregnancy intervals in the United States: Data from the birth certificate and the National Survey of Family Growth. National vital statistics reports; vol 64 no 3. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. Accessed at [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_03.pdf] on 11/13/2015.

More Resources and Links

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Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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Page Content Updated On 04/05/2018, Published on 04/30/2018
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