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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 2017, there were 48,578 live births to Utah residents, a rate of 15.7 per 1,000 Utahns. This is a 5% decrease from the 2016 birth rate of 16.6, 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 15.7 live births per 1,000 total population in 2017. The final U.S. birth rate in 2017 of 11.8 per 1,000 population was considerably lower. The U.S. birth rate decreased from the 2016 rate of 12.2.

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 2017 indicate that the teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years of age was 18.8, a historic low for the country. The rate was down 7% from 2016 (20.3). The rate was down by 55% or nearly 8% per year since 2007 (41.5), the most recent period of continued decline, and 70% (or 4% per year) since 1991, the most recent peak. Utah's teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years also decreased to a rate of 15.1 in 2017. 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/]


Related Indicators

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.

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 2017, 26.7% 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., 2007-2017

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Utah vs. U.S.YearNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
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
Utah201417.417.317.6
Utah201517.016.917.2
Utah201616.616.416.7
Utah201715.715.515.8
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
U.S.201711.8

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2017 data. Utah birth rate for 2017 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 2017
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth Rate by Age, Utah, 2017

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Age GroupBirth Rate per 1,000 Women in the Same Age GroupLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
15-1915.114.415.8
20-2481.680.083.2
25-29140.1138.0142.3
30-34121.1119.0123.2
35-3952.551.153.8
40-4411.911.212.6

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 2017


Birth Rate by Mother's Race, Utah, 2017

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RaceRate per 1,000 Live Born InfantsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
American Indian/Native Alaskan12.011.113.0
Asian15.814.916.7
Black18.817.620.2
Pacific Islander13.612.414.9
White15.815.615.9

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 2017


Birth Rate by Mother's Ethnicity, Utah, 2017

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Hispanic EthnicityRate per 1,000 Live Born InfantsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic17.917.518.3
Non-Hispanic15.114.915.2
All Utahns15.715.515.8

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 2017


Birth Rates by Utah Small Area, 2017

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Utah Small AreasNumber of Live Births per 1,000 Total PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 131
Brigham City13.912.515.4
Box Elder (Other) V212.810.915.0
Tremonton17.315.419.4
Logan V217.616.618.8
North Logan20.118.322.0
Cache (Other)/Rich V214.212.815.8
Hyrum16.413.919.3
Smithfield17.315.219.7
Ben Lomond16.315.317.4
Weber County (East)12.211.113.4
Morgan County13.811.816.1
Ogden (Downtown)15.514.316.8
South Ogden14.913.716.2
Roy/Hooper14.913.816.0
Riverdale14.513.116.0
Clearfield Area/Hooper17.616.718.6
Layton/South Weber15.314.516.2
Kaysville/Fruit Heights13.512.414.7
Syracuse13.612.315.1
Centerville13.011.314.8
Farmington15.013.416.7
North Salt Lake21.619.623.7
Woods Cross/West Bountiful15.914.018.0
Bountiful15.614.516.8
SLC (Rose Park)16.515.217.8
SLC (Avenues)9.48.210.7
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)12.411.013.9
Magna15.213.816.7
SLC (Glendale)16.014.517.7
West Valley (Center)17.116.018.2
West Valley (West) V215.013.716.4
West Valley (East) V218.117.019.3
SLC (Downtown) V29.48.510.4
SLC (Southeast Liberty)11.09.812.5
South Salt Lake15.914.517.5
SLC (Sugar House)13.712.515.0
Millcreek (South)9.98.611.3
Millcreek (East)12.110.813.5
Holladay V212.010.713.4
Cottonwood12.411.313.5
Kearns V217.616.419.0
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)15.614.416.9
Taylorsville (West)13.812.614.9
Murray16.615.318.0
Midvale17.416.018.9
West Jordan (Northeast) V215.113.816.5
West Jordan (Southeast)14.713.616.0
West Jordan (West)/Copperton16.114.917.2
South Jordan V213.712.615.0
Daybreak14.913.616.3
Sandy (West)15.514.017.0
Sandy (Center) V213.011.814.4
Sandy (Northeast)10.59.311.8
Sandy (Southeast)9.58.510.7
Draper12.911.914.0
Riverton/Bluffdale18.016.719.3
Herriman19.518.220.8
Tooele County (Other)12.410.814.3
Tooele Valley15.114.116.2
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley27.625.829.4
Lehi21.220.222.4
Saratoga Springs24.222.426.1
American Fork15.014.016.2
Alpine11.29.413.4
Pleasant Grove/Lindon16.215.217.2
Orem (North)20.919.522.4
Orem (West)26.725.128.5
Orem (East)17.215.619.0
Provo/BYU13.312.314.3
Provo (West City Center)23.622.025.3
Provo (East City Center)18.316.919.8
Salem City13.111.015.6
Spanish Fork16.615.417.8
Springville20.118.621.6
Mapleton12.710.615.2
Utah County (South) V219.116.921.6
Payson18.116.519.7
Park City8.07.09.1
Summit County (East)15.713.518.1
Wasatch County14.212.915.5
Daggett and Uintah County15.214.016.5
Duchesne County16.715.018.6
Nephi/Mona18.816.121.7
Delta/Fillmore15.513.218.1
Sanpete Valley11.810.413.3
Central (Other)14.112.615.8
Richfield/Monroe/Salina16.114.218.3
Carbon County10.08.711.5
Emery County11.19.213.4
Grand County11.79.614.0
Blanding/Monticello11.29.013.8
San Juan County (Other)9.37.211.8
St. George13.312.614.1
Washington County (Other) V212.010.014.3
Washington City13.712.315.2
Hurricane/La Verkin13.812.415.4
Ivins/Santa Clara10.99.312.7
Cedar City16.415.217.6
Southwest LHD (Other)12.511.214.0
State of Utah15.715.515.8
U.S.11.8

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 2017
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth Rates by Local Health District, Utah, 2017

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Local Health DistrictNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River16.816.217.4
Central14.613.715.4
Davis County15.815.416.2
Salt Lake County14.714.514.9
San Juan12.210.614.1
Southeast10.89.811.8
Southwest13.813.414.3
Summit10.29.311.2
Tooele14.613.715.5
TriCounty15.614.616.7
Utah County19.218.819.5
Wasatch14.012.715.3
Weber-Morgan14.914.415.4
State of Utah15.715.515.8
U.S.11.82017 Final Data

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2017 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 2017
  • 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. 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

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

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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