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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 2018, there were 47,211 live births to Utah residents, a rate of 14.9 per 1,000 Utahns. This is a 5% decrease from the 2017 birth rate of 15.6, 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 14.9 live births per 1,000 total population in 2018. The final U.S. birth rate in 2018 of 11.6 per 1,000 population was lower than the Utah rate. The U.S. birth rate decreased from the 2017 rate of 11.8.

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 2018 indicate that the teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years of age was 17.4, a historic low for the country. The rate was down 7% from 2017 (18.8). 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. The Utah teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years also decreased to a rate of 13.1 in 2018. 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, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah clinic, and private providers. Utah law requires parental consent for unmarried minors to obtain contraception information and services from community health centers and clinics. A 2018 Utah law allows pharmacies to dispense three types of contraception - pills, patch, or ring - through a standing order signed by the executive director of the Utah Department of Health. Women who are are 18 years and older can go to any participating pharmacy to receive her pills, patch, or ring directly from the pharmacist. For more information and to see a list of participating pharmacies see [https://mihp.utah.gov/birthcontrol]. 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/][[br]] Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/poweryourlifeut/]


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Access to family planning services are available in Utah from several sources: community health centers, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah clinic, and private providers. Utah law requires parental consent for unmarried minors to obtain contraception information and services from community health centers and clinics. A 2018 Utah law allows pharmacies to dispense three types of contraception - pills, patch, or ring - through a standing order signed by the executive director of the Utah Department of Health. Women who are are 18 years and older can go to any participating pharmacy to receive her pills, patch, or ring directly from the pharmacist. For more information and to see a list of participating pharmacies see [https://mihp.utah.gov/birthcontrol].

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 2018, 17.2% 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., 2008-2018

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Utah vs. U.S.YearNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
Utah200820.920.721.0
Utah200919.819.619.9
Utah201018.818.619.0
Utah201118.218.018.3
Utah201218.018.918.2
Utah201317.617.417.7
Utah201417.417.317.6
Utah201517.016.917.2
Utah201616.616.416.7
Utah201715.615.515.8
Utah201814.914.815.1
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
U.S.201811.6

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2018 data. Utah birth rate for 2018 is from final data.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on-line data - CDC WONDER
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth Rate by Age, Utah, 2018

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Age GroupBirth Rate per 1,000 Women in the Same Age GroupLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
15-1913.112.513.8
20-2478.076.479.5
25-29132.5130.4134.5
30-34117.0115.0119.1
35-3951.650.352.9
40-4411.410.712.1

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

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rate by Mother's Race, Utah, 2018

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RaceRate per 1,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
American Indian/Native Alaskan11.410.512.4
Asian13.713.014.6
Black17.216.018.4
Pacific Islander13.412.214.7
White14.314.214.5

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rate by Mother's Ethnicity, Utah, 2018

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Hispanic EthnicityRate per 1,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic18.017.618.4
Non-Hispanic14.013.814.1
All Utahns14.914.815.1

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rates by Utah Small Area, 2018

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Utah Small AreasNumber of Live Births per 1,000 Total PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 101
Brigham City13.512.115.0
Box Elder Co (Other) V212.710.814.8
Tremonton17.115.219.2
Logan V216.015.017.0
North Logan19.617.821.5
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V213.211.814.7
Hyrum16.714.219.6
Smithfield18.116.020.5
Ben Lomond15.214.216.2
Weber County (East)11.710.612.9
Morgan County10.89.012.8
Ogden (Downtown)15.314.116.5
South Ogden14.413.315.7
Roy/Hooper13.712.714.8
Riverdale13.111.814.5
Clearfield Area/Hooper17.316.418.3
Layton/South Weber14.914.115.8
Kaysville/Fruit Heights13.112.014.3
Syracuse13.512.214.9
Centerville14.312.516.1
Farmington13.211.814.7
North Salt Lake16.214.518.0
Woods Cross/West Bountiful14.813.016.9
Bountiful15.414.316.6
SLC (Rose Park)15.414.116.7
SLC (Avenues)8.87.710.1
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)12.210.713.7
Magna15.213.816.7
SLC (Glendale) V214.813.416.4
West Valley (Center)15.714.616.8
West Valley (West) V214.112.815.5
West Valley (East) V216.815.717.9
SLC (Downtown) V29.18.210.1
SLC (Southeast Liberty)9.48.210.7
South Salt Lake15.113.716.7
SLC (Sugar House)12.811.614.0
Millcreek (South)12.711.314.3
Millcreek (East)12.811.414.3
Holladay V215.314.116.6
Cottonwood9.88.910.8
Kearns V214.613.515.8
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)15.414.216.7
Taylorsville (West)13.112.014.3
Murray15.914.717.3
Midvale18.416.919.9
West Jordan (Northeast) V215.113.716.5
West Jordan (Southeast)13.912.815.2
West Jordan (W)/Copperton13.812.814.9
South Jordan V212.211.113.4
Daybreak14.313.015.6
Sandy (West)12.911.714.3
Sandy (Center) V212.411.113.7
Sandy (Northeast)10.28.911.5
Sandy (Southeast)8.27.29.2
Draper11.910.912.9
Riverton/Bluffdale16.515.317.7
Herriman19.218.020.4
Tooele County (Other)13.411.715.3
Tooele Valley13.712.714.7
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley25.023.326.7
Lehi19.818.820.9
Saratoga Springs22.420.824.2
American Fork14.113.115.2
Alpine8.46.810.3
Pleasant Grove/Lindon15.414.416.4
Orem (North)24.422.926.0
Orem (West)19.918.521.3
Orem (East)16.014.417.7
Provo/BYU13.512.514.5
Provo (West City Center)22.420.824.0
Provo (East City Center)18.717.320.2
Salem City11.29.213.5
Spanish Fork18.317.019.6
Springville20.018.521.5
Mapleton12.710.615.1
Utah County (South) V220.718.423.2
Payson17.115.618.7
Park City7.96.99.0
Summit County (East)13.511.515.8
Wasatch County13.111.914.4
Daggett and Uintah County15.814.617.2
Duchesne County18.616.720.6
Nephi/Mona17.014.519.8
Delta/Fillmore12.710.615.1
Sanpete Valley11.710.413.3
Central (Other)12.210.813.6
Richfield/Monroe/Salina14.112.216.1
Carbon County12.511.014.1
Emery County12.410.314.8
Grand County10.38.312.5
Blanding/Monticello11.39.113.9
San Juan County (Other)8.66.611.0
St. George12.912.213.6
Washington Co (Other) V212.910.815.2
Washington City13.011.714.5
Hurricane/La Verkin11.910.713.3
Ivins/Santa Clara11.09.412.7
Cedar City15.214.116.3
Southwest LHD (Other)12.411.113.9
State of Utah14.914.815.1
U.S.11.6

Data Notes

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

Data Sources

  • 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 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth Rates by Local Health District, Utah, 2018

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Local Health DistrictNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River15.915.316.5
Central13.112.313.9
Davis County15.114.715.5
Salt Lake County13.913.714.1
San Juan11.810.113.6
Southeast11.910.813.0
Southwest13.212.713.6
Summit9.78.710.7
Tooele13.712.814.6
TriCounty16.615.617.7
Utah County18.518.218.9
Wasatch13.111.914.4
Weber-Morgan14.013.614.5
State of Utah14.914.815.1
U.S.11.62018 Final Data

Data Notes

U.S. Final 2018 data are the latest available.

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • 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 in the United States, 2018.'' Accessed at [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db346-h.pdf] on 11/4/19. Hanley GE, Hutcheon JA, Kinniburgh BA, and Lee K. Interpregnancy Interval and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes An Analysis of Successive Pregnancies. Obstetrics & Gynecology; vol 129 no 3. 2015. Accessed at [https://beforeandbeyond.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SIPI-and-Longitudinal-Adverse-Preg-Outcomes-Hanley-2017.pdf] on 11/4/2019.

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.

Page Content Updated On 10/21/2019, Published on 11/06/2019
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