TFR: Total Fertility Rate by race of mother

Description Usage Format Details Source References

Description

A dataset containing total fertility rate data by race of the mother. Data for all races is provided for 1970-2014 and for individual races from 1989-2014.

Usage

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Format

A data.frame with 175 observations and 3 variables.

year

The year for which data was was recorded.

race

The racial group of the mothers. One of all all races; white non-hispanic whites; black_aa black / African-American; nat_amer American Indian or Native Alaskan; asian_isl Asian or Pacific Islander; hisp_lat Hispanic or Latin American.

tfr

The Total Fertility Rate. See Details

Details

The Total Fertility Rate is defined as the sums of the birth rates for the 5-year age groups found in BR2014 multiplied by 5.

Source

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/births.htm

References

Hamilton, Brady E., et al. "Births: final data for 2014." National Vital Statistics Reports 64.12 (2015): 1-64.


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