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Birth Rate
(Births per 1,000 population)
Wisconsin and the United States
Selected Years 1950-2012

  Year   Wisconsin   U.S.  
2012 11.8 12.6
2011 11.9 12.7
2010 12.0 12.9
2009 12.5 13.5
2008 12.7 13.9
2007 12.9 14.3
2006 12.9 14.3
2005 12.7 14.0
2000 12.9 14.4
1995 13.2 14.6
1990 14.8 16.7
1985 15.4 15.8
1980 15.9 15.9
1975 14.3 14.6
1970 17.5 18.4
1965 20.0 19.4
1960 25.4 23.7
1955 25.0 25.0
1950 23.9 24.1

Source: Data for Wisconsin are from resident birth certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The U.S. birth rates for 1950-2000 are from the National Center for Health Statistics, "Vital Statistics of the United States, 2000, Volume I, Natality." The U.S. birth rates for 2001 and 2002 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2002," Volume 52, No. 10, December 17, 2003. The U.S. birth rate for 2003 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2003," Volume 53, No. 9, November 23, 2004. The U.S. birth rate for 2004 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2004," Volume 54, No. 8, December 29, 2005. The U.S. birth rate for 2005 and 2006 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2006," Volume 55, No. 20, August 28, 2007. The U.S. birth rate for 2007 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2007," Volume 56, No. 21, July 14, 2008. The U.S. birth rates for 2008 and 2009 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2009," Volume 58, No. 25, August 27, 2010. The U.S. birth rate for 2010 is from the "Provisional monthly and 12-month ending number of live births, deaths, and infant deaths and rates: United States, January 2009 - December 2010" report from the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC accessed January 24, 2012. The U.S. birth rates for 2011 and 2012 are from the "Provisional monthly and 12-month ending number of live births, deaths, and infant deaths and rates: United States, January 2011 - December 2012" report from the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC accessed April 30, 2014.

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