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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 2020, there were 45,724 live births to Utah residents, a rate of 14.1 per 1,000 Utahns. This is a small decrease from the 2019 birth rate of 14.6, and ultimately, the lowest birth rate in a decade.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Utah continued to report a higher birth rate than the U.S., with 14.1 live births per 1,000 total population in 2020. The provisional U.S. birth rate in 2020 was 10.9 per 1,000 population, a decrease from the 2019 rate of 11.4.

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 U.S. final birth rate for teenagers in 2020 was 15.4 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, down 8% from 2019 (16.7), reaching another record low for this age group. The Utah teen birth rate for those 15 through 19 years also decreased to a rate of 10.7 in 2020. 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, Family Planning Elevated, 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 statewide standing order issued by the Utah Department of Health. People 18 years and older can go to any participating pharmacy to receive their 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/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. People 18 years and older can go to any participating pharmacy to receive their 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.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Birth Rates, Utah and U.S., 2010-2020

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Utah vs. U.S.YearNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
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
Utah201914.614.514.7
Utah202014.113.914.2
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
U.S.201911.4
U.S.202010.9

Data Notes

U.S. Provisional 2020 data. Utah's birth rate for 2020 is from the 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 2020
  • 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, 2020

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Age GroupBirth Rate per 1,000 Women in the Same Age GroupLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
15-1910.710.211.3
20-2476.074.477.6
25-29126.5124.5128.4
30-3496.795.098.5
35-3948.347.149.6
40-4412.111.512.8

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 2020
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rate by Mother's Race, Utah, 2020

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RaceRate per 1,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
American Indian/Native Alaskan9.58.610.9
Asian13.212.514.0
Black17.516.418.7
Pacific Islander12.911.814.1
White13.913.714.0

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rate by Mother's Ethnicity, Utah, 2020

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Hispanic EthnicityRate per 1,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic16.914.617.3
Non-Hispanic13.012.913.1
All Utahns14.113.914.2

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020
  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Birth Rates by Utah Small Area, 2020

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Utah Small AreasNumber of Live Births per 1,000 Total PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 101
Brigham City13.312.014.8
Box Elder Co (Other) V211.39.513.3
Tremonton16.714.818.7
Logan V215.814.816.8
North Logan16.915.318.6
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V212.310.913.7
Hyrum20.617.823.7
Smithfield18.216.020.5
Ben Lomond14.413.415.3
Weber County (East)12.010.913.2
Morgan County11.09.213.0
Ogden (Downtown)13.712.714.9
South Ogden13.412.314.7
Roy/Hooper13.512.514.6
Riverdale13.512.215.0
Clearfield Area/Hooper15.114.216.0
Layton/South Weber14.113.314.9
Kaysville/Fruit Heights10.79.711.8
Syracuse12.411.213.7
Centerville10.69.212.2
Farmington10.49.211.8
North Salt Lake15.113.516.8
Woods Cross/West Bountiful14.512.716.6
Bountiful14.113.015.2
SLC (Rose Park)12.311.213.4
SLC (Avenues)8.17.09.4
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)12.811.314.4
Magna15.213.816.7
SLC (Glendale) V215.113.616.7
West Valley (Center)14.313.315.4
West Valley (West) V213.412.114.7
West Valley (East) V215.013.916.1
SLC (Downtown) V27.97.18.8
SLC (Southeast Liberty)9.48.210.8
South Salt Lake13.912.515.4
SLC (Sugar House)11.110.012.2
Millcreek (South)11.410.013.0
Millcreek (East)10.59.211.8
Holladay V211.19.912.5
Cottonwood10.39.311.3
Kearns V214.513.415.7
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)13.712.514.9
Taylorsville (West)13.212.014.4
Murray14.513.215.8
Midvale17.115.818.6
West Jordan (Northeast) V214.012.715.4
West Jordan (Southeast)13.912.715.1
West Jordan (W)/Copperton13.512.514.5
South Jordan V210.59.511.5
Daybreak13.312.214.5
Sandy (West)11.910.713.2
Sandy (Center) V212.010.813.3
Sandy (Northeast)9.78.511.1
Sandy (Southeast)8.57.59.6
Draper11.510.612.5
Riverton/Bluffdale15.614.516.8
Herriman19.118.020.2
Tooele County (Other)12.611.014.3
Tooele Valley14.113.115.1
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley26.224.627.8
Lehi20.219.221.3
Saratoga Springs20.218.721.7
American Fork15.614.516.7
Alpine12.110.114.4
Pleasant Grove/Lindon14.213.315.2
Orem (North)17.416.118.7
Orem (West)23.722.325.2
Orem (East)14.112.615.7
Provo/BYU11.510.612.5
Provo (West City Center)19.918.521.5
Provo (East City Center)14.813.516.1
Salem City12.510.514.9
Spanish Fork17.516.318.7
Springville17.115.818.6
Mapleton14.212.016.6
Utah County (South) V220.518.322.8
Payson17.415.819.0
Park City6.55.67.5
Summit County (East)15.813.618.2
Wasatch County11.310.312.5
Daggett and Uintah County14.513.315.8
Duchesne County13.812.215.5
Nephi/Mona18.515.921.3
Delta/Fillmore13.111.015.5
Sanpete Valley10.49.111.8
Central (Other)12.311.013.8
Richfield/Monroe/Salina13.912.115.9
Carbon County11.510.113.0
Emery County11.29.313.5
Grand County10.48.512.6
Blanding/Monticello12.510.115.2
San Juan County (Other)7.55.79.8
St. George12.111.412.8
Washington Co (Other) V213.411.315.7
Washington City11.610.412.9
Hurricane/La Verkin11.410.212.7
Ivins/Santa Clara8.87.510.3
Cedar City14.413.415.5
Southwest LHD (Other)11.310.012.6
State of Utah14.113.914.2
U.S.10.9

Data Notes

To get more information on Utah Small Area definitions, go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/UtahSmallAreaInfo.pdf]. U.S. Provisional 2020data are the latest available.

Data Sources

  • 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, 2020

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Local Health DistrictNumber of Births per 1,000 ResidentsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River15.414.816.0
Central12.912.113.7
Davis County13.413.113.8
Salt Lake County13.012.813.2
San Juan11.69.913.4
Southeast11.110.112.2
Southwest12.311.912.7
Summit9.38.410.3
Tooele13.712.914.6
TriCounty14.113.115.1
Utah County17.717.418.1
Wasatch11.310.212.4
Weber-Morgan13.513.113.9
State of Utah14.113.113.9
U.S.10.92020 Provisional Data

Data Notes

U.S. Provisional 2020 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 2020
  • 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

Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK. Births in the United States, 2020. NCHS Data Brief, no 418. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2021. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15620/cdc:109213. 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. 2017. 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 10/21/2021, Published on 11/04/2021
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