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Indicator Report - General Fertility Rate

Why Is This Important?

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 change.

General Fertility Rates by Utah Small Area, 2013

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Data Notes

A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL:

Data Sources

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 2013.

Other Views


Number of live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of live births.
Denominator: Total number of women aged 15-44 years in the population.

Page Content Updated On 11/12/2014, Published on 01/22/2015
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Content updated: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:19:53 MST