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Important Facts for 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.
The information provided above is from the Utah Department of Health and Human Services IBIS-PH web site (http://ibis.health.state.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 18 June 2024 13:46:55 from Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.gov ".

Content updated: Fri, 8 Dec 2023 12:05:08 MST