Birth rates (live births per 1,000 women), by age and race/ethnicity of mother, 2003* (vertical bar chart): Total: 15-19 years, 41.7; 20-24 years, 102.6; 25-29 years, 115.7; 30-34 years, 95.2; 35-39 years, 43.8; 40-44 years, 8.7. Non-Hispanic White: 15-19 years, 27.5; 20-24 years, 83.5; 25-29 years, 110.9; 30-34 years, 97.7; 35-39 years, 43.2; 40-44 years, 8.1. Non-Hispanic Black: 15-19 years, 64.8; 20-24 years, 128.2; 25-29 years, 102.2; 30-34 years, 67.7; 35-39 years, 33.5; 40-44 years, 7.7. Hispanic: 15-19 years, 82.2; 20-24 years, 163.4; 25-29 years, 144.4; 30-34 years, 102.0; 35-39 years, 50.8; 40-44 years, 12.2. American Indian/Alaska Native: 15-19 years, 52.6; 20-24 years, 108.8; 25-29 years, 92.6; 30-34 years, 57.0; 35-39 years, 25.4; 40-44 years, 5.5. Asian/Pacific Islander: 15-19 years, 17.6; 20-24 years, 59.9; 25-29 years, 108.4; 30-34 years, 114.4; 35-39 years, 59.9; 40-44 years, 13.4.

Source: Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Sutton PD. Births: preliminary data for 2003. National Vital Statistics Reports 2004;5(39).

*Data are preliminary.