The general fertility rate is a more precise measure of tracking birth rate patterns among Utah and U.S. women than is the
crude birth rate. While the crude birth rate and the general fertility rate both look at the total number of live births among
the population, the crude birth rate is calculated using the total population including the young, old, male, and female.
The general fertility rate is calculated using only females of reproductive age - defined as ages 15 through 44 years - residing
in Utah during a specified time period. This results in a more sensitive indicator with which to study population growth and
General Fertility Rates by Utah Small Area, 2012
A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.
Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
Population estimates produced by staff in 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
Number of live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of live births.
Total number of women aged 15-44 years in the population.
Page Content Updated On 03/31/2014,
Published on 03/31/2014
Maternal and Infant Health Program, Division of Family Health and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: 801-538-9970,
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