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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 2022, there were 45,774 live births to Utah residents, a rate of 13.4 per 1,000 Utahns. The rate has steadily declined in the last decade, from 18.0 per 1,000 Utahns in 2012 to 13.4 in 2022.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Utah continued to report a higher birth rate than the U.S., with 13.4 live births per 1,000 total population in 2022. The final U.S. birth rate in 2022 was 11.0 per 1,000 population.

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. birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 in the United States in 2022 was 13.6 births per 1,000 females, down from 13.9 per 1,000 females in 2021.

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, pharmacies, and private providers. Utah law requires parental consent for unmarried minors to obtain contraception information and services from community health centers and clinics. Preconception and pregnancy health information is available from the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Infant Health Program. [https://mihp.utah.gov/]


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


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. Women should be advised to avoid interpregnancy intervals shorter than 6 months and should be counseled about the risks and benefits of repeat pregnancy sooner than 18 months.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Birth rates, Utah and U.S., 2012-2022

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Utah vs. U.S.YearNumber of births per 1,000 residentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 24
Utah201118.218.018.3
Utah201218.017.918.2
Utah201317.617.417.7
Utah201417.417.317.6
Utah201517.016.917.2
Utah201616.616.416.7
Utah201715.715.515.8
Utah201815.014.815.1
Utah201914.614.514.8
Utah202013.913.814.1
Utah202114.013.914.1
Utah202213.413.313.6
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
U.S.202111.0
U.S.202211.0

Data Notes

U.S. final 2022 data. Utah's birth rate for 2022 is from the final data.

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on-line data - CDC WONDER
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth rate by mother's age, Utah, 2022

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Age groupBirth rate per 1,000 women in the same age groupLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
15-198.27.78.7
20-2473.271.674.7
25-29139.2137.0141.3
30-3497.195.498.8
35-3946.445.247.6
40-4410.710.111.3

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 and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022


Birth rate by mother's race, Utah, 2022

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RaceRate per 1,000 populationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native7.56.88.3
Asian13.212.514.0
Black, African American12.711.713.7
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander18.817.520.2
White12.512.412.7
Two or More Races18.517.719.4

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2022


Birth rate by mother's ethnicity, Utah, 2022

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Hispanic EthnicityRate per 1,000 populationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic/Latino17.417.017.8
Non-Hispanic/Latino12.712.512.8
All Ethnicities13.513.413.7

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2022


Birth rates by Utah small area, 2022

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Utah Small AreasNumber of live births per 1,000 total populationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 101
Brigham City11.911.013.2
Box Elder Co (Other) V213.311.415.4
Tremonton16.614.818.5
Logan V214.513.515.4
North Logan15.814.317.4
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V212.411.113.8
Hyrum19.717.122.5
Smithfield15.814.017.9
Ben Lomond13.512.614.4
Weber County (East)9.78.810.7
Morgan County9.88.111.6
Ogden (Downtown)14.313.315.4
South Ogden14.213.015.5
Roy/Hooper12.811.813.9
Riverdale13.011.714.4
Clearfield Area/Hooper13.913.114.8
Layton/South Weber12.511.813.3
Kaysville/Fruit Heights9.28.310.1
Syracuse11.210.112.4
Centerville12.310.714.1
Farmington10.08.811.3
North Salt Lake15.914.217.6
Woods Cross/West Bountiful13.011.414.9
Bountiful12.111.113.1
SLC (Rose Park)11.410.312.5
SLC (Avenues)7.56.48.7
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)10.79.312.2
Magna15.213.916.7
SLC (Glendale) V214.913.316.6
West Valley (Center)14.213.215.3
West Valley (West) V212.811.614.2
West Valley (East) V214.413.415.5
SLC (Downtown) V26.35.67.1
SLC (Southeast Liberty)9.38.010.7
South Salt Lake11.210.012.5
SLC (Sugar House)9.98.910.9
Millcreek (South)10.69.312.1
Millcreek (East)10.39.111.6
Holladay V28.87.710.0
Cottonwood10.49.511.5
Kearns V215.614.416.9
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)13.912.715.1
Taylorsville (West)12.211.113.4
Murray12.511.413.6
Midvale15.714.417.0
West Jordan (Northeast) V212.511.313.8
West Jordan (Southeast)13.712.514.9
West Jordan (W)/Copperton12.611.713.5
South Jordan V29.99.011.0
Daybreak11.910.913.0
Sandy (West)11.410.312.7
Sandy (Center) V210.99.712.2
Sandy (Northeast)8.17.09.3
Sandy (Southeast)7.76.78.7
Draper10.59.611.4
Riverton/Bluffdale13.512.512.5
Herriman15.814.916.8
Tooele County (Other)14.412.716.3
Tooele Valley13.712.814.7
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley22.321.123.6
Lehi18.717.819.6
Saratoga Springs16.415.417.6
American Fork15.214.216.3
Alpine9.47.611.5
Pleasant Grove/Lindon14.513.515.5
Orem (North)16.615.318.0
Orem (West)20.719.522.0
Orem (East)14.412.916.0
Provo/BYU12.211.213.3
Provo (West City Center)18.617.120.1
Provo (East City Center)15.314.016.7
Salem City12.910.915.2
Spanish Fork16.915.718.1
Springville18.417.019.8
Mapleton13.011.115.0
Utah County (South) V222.120.124.3
Payson16.815.318.3
Park City7.36.48.4
Summit County (East)15.513.417.8
Wasatch County10.39.311.4
Daggett and Uintah County12.611.413.8
Duchesne County14.913.216.7
Nephi/Mona16.213.818.8
Delta/Fillmore12.610.515.0
Sanpete Valley11.09.612.5
Central (Other)13.612.115.2
Richfield/Monroe/Salina13.611.915.6
Carbon County10.89.412.3
Emery County13.111.015.6
Grand County9.98.012.0
Blanding/Monticello14.211.617.1
San Juan County (Other)6.04.38.0
St. George12.511.813.2
Washington Co (Other) V212.110.214.3
Washington City12.311.113.6
Hurricane/La Verkin11.510.312.8
Ivins/Santa Clara10.38.811.9
Cedar City13.712.814.7
Southwest LHD (Other)11.910.713.3
State of Utah13.513.313.6
U.S.11.0

Data Notes

To get more information on Utah Small Area definitions, go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/UtahSmallAreaInfo.pdf]. U.S. Final 2022 data.

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • Population estimates used linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute population estimates, and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2022
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Birth rates by Local health district, Utah, 2022

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Local health districtNumber of births per 1,000 residentsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River14.614.115.2
Central13.012.213.8
Davis County12.312.012.7
Salt Lake County12.111.912.3
San Juan11.59.913.4
Southeast11.210.212.3
Southwest12.512.113.0
Summit9.68.710.5
Tooele13.913.114.8
TriCounty13.412.514.4
Utah County17.116.817.4
Wasatch10.29.211.2
Weber-Morgan12.912.513.4
State of Utah13.413.313.6
U.S.11.02022 Final Data

Data Notes

U.S. final 2022 data

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • 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, 2022. NCHS Data Brief, no 477. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2023. DOI: [https://dx.doi.org/10.15620/ cdc:131354]. 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. Interpregnancy care. ACOG. (n.d.). Retrieved January 30, 2023, from [https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/obstetric-care-consensus/articles/2019/01/interpregnancy-care#:~:text=Women%20should%20be%20advised%20to,pregnancy%20sooner%20than%2018%20months].

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WONDER Database, a system for disseminating public health data and information.
  • United States Census Bureau data dashboard.
  • Utah healthy Places Index, evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, supports efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more.
  • County Health Rankings
  • Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
  • Medical literature can be queried at PubMed library.



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