Health Indicator Report of Birth rates
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.
Birth rates, Utah and U.S., 2012-2022
NotesU.S. final 2022 data. Utah's birth rate for 2022 is from the final data.
- 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
DefinitionNumber of live births per 1,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of live births.
DenominatorNumber of persons in population.
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 ServicesAccess 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/]
Page Content Updated On 11/17/2023, Published on 12/08/2023