This user-friendly data query system allows public health practitioners and researchers, as well as the general public, access to generate standard or customized birth tables without delay. Access to Birth data is available from 1975 to the current year, and can be broken down by various demographics of the child (gestational age, gender, birth weight), demographics of the mother (age, race, Hispanic origin, education level, trimester when prenatal care began, number of previous live births, plurality), and geography (mother's county and city of residence).
In addition to frequencies both percentages and birth rates Crude birth rates, Fertility rates, as well as Age, Race, and Hispanic origin specific rates) can be generated.
Records of birth for all Oklahoma residents, born in-state and out of state, that have been reviewed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) are considered Final. Birth records that are under the review process or are still in the collection process have not been finalized but are available as preliminary data. Preliminary data are subject to change.
The National Center for Health Statistics has discontinued the postcensal bridged-race population estimates (used for calculating rates) with the release of the Vintage 2020 estimates. Starting with 2021 birth statistics, OK2SHARE will display the racial categories used by the U.S. Census Bureau - White, Black, American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Two or more races. Hispanic Origin did not change. There will also be 2010 to 2020 trends using the new race categories along with the existing bridged race categories.
For general questions about birth data, please contact the Center for Health Statistics at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-426-8030.