Preliminary Numbers -- Subject to Change

General Instructions:

  • For preliminary years, 'Rates' calculation is based on 2018 population estimates.
  • Follow steps to perform desired search. Some steps contain more detailed instructions.
  • Items allowing multiple selections are marked "(Multiple)".
  • To select/deselect multiple items, hold down the CTRL key.
  • Characteristics with nothing selected will imply that there is no subset for that characteristic.
  • The selection of sub-setting criteria marked with an asterisk "*" or the selection of certain drilldown values may disable the capability to generate birth and fertility rates.
Step1: Select Counties, Cities or the Entire State and Time Span (Required)

Time Span:


Entire State



Step 2: Limit Search by Characteristics of Child (Optional)

Gestational Age:*
(Clinical Estimate)


Birth Weight:*


Step 3: Limit Search by Characteristics of Mother (Optional)


Hispanic Origin:

Marital Status:*




Prenatal Care Began:*


Plurality of Birth:*


Previous Live Births:*

Tobacco Use During

Alcohol Use During

Mother's BMI:*


Prenatal Care Visits:*


Method of Delivery:*


Principal source of payment:*


Birth Interval:*


Step 4: Define Report Content and Submit Request
This section allows you to define the structure of the resultant table.  
  • Select  up to two grouping levels in addition to "Years" and "Geographic Area". 
  • If "Individual Years" is checked this will generate a table for each year in the time span where as if the "Individual Years" is not selected the table generated will be the combined counts, percents and rates of the selected time span.  
  • If rates or percents are desired and can be generated, select the appropriate check box.
  • The rates generated for 1990 thru 2007 are based on the Population Estimates with bridged racial categories  that have been recently released by NCHS.
  • In order to create a MAP of the results, "County (Residence)" must be selected in Drill Level 1. The Map is a geographical display of "Number of Live Births" by county level. It is possible to create a map of "Birth Rates per 1,000 population" or "Fertility Rates per 1,000 females 15-44" by selecting the appropriate checkbox.
  • Select "Quatiles" to organize the results into 4 groups, select "quintiles" to organize the results into 5 groups, and select None or One "Additional Statistics" to enable "Enter User Defined Midpoint of Intervals".
  • Turn county name lables on the map "ON" or "OFF".
  • Choose an appropriate color scheme for the map.
Report Title: 
Grouping Level 1: Grouping Level 2:
Grouping Level 3:
Live Birth Count
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Data
Level 3 Data
Level 2 Level 3 Data
Level 3 Data

Additional Statistics

Percent of Live Births 

Birth Rates  

Additional Rates  


Sort By: Sorting is not available when you select drill level 2 or 3.
Order:      Ascending