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Profile of Indiana

  • Number of Births by Ethnicity: 2001
  • Key Indicators:2001
  • Trends In Key Indicators, 1990-2001

Number of Births by Ethnicity: 2001

Total Births 86,459 100%
Non-Hispanic White 69,242 80.1%
Non-Hispanic Black 9,575 11.1%
Hispanic 5,898 6.8%
Other 1,364 1.6%

Key Indicators:2001

  State U.S. Average Rank
Percent of total births to teens 11.8 11.3 31
Percent of teen births to women who were already mothers 20.2 20.9 26
Percent of total births to unmarried women 35.5 35.5 37
Percent of total births to mothers with less than 12 years of education 20.9 21.7 31
Percent of total births to mothers receiving late or no prenatal care 3.7 3.7 30
Percent of total births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy 20.2 12.0 45
Percent low-birthweight births (less than 5.5 lbs.) 7.6 7.7 22
Percent preterm births (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation) 12.2 11.9 30

Trends In Key Indicators, 1990-2001

Indicator*     1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Percent of total births to teens Indiana   14.5 14.4 14.1 14.1 14.5 14.7 14.5 14.1 13.8 13.2 12.5 11.8
U.S. Average   12.8 12.9 12.7 12.8 13.1 13.1 12.9 12.7 12.5 12.3 11.8 11.3
Percent of teen births to women who were already mothers Indiana   22.5 22.8 23.4 22.9 20.2 19.1 21.4 20.4 21.3 21.8 20.3 20.2
U.S. Average   24.3 24.6 25.0 23.4 21.8 21.0 21.4 21.6 21.5 21.2 21.1 20.9
Percent of total births to unmarried women Indiana   26.2 28.3 29.5 30.8 31.5 31.9 32.3 32.6 33.5 34.5 34.7 35.5
U.S. Average   28.0 29.5 30.1 31.0 32.6 32.2 32.4 32.4 32.8 33.0 33.2 33.5
Percent of total births to mothers with less than 12 years of education Indiana   21.2 21.3 20.9 20.5 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.4 20.7 20.9
U.S. Average   23.8 23.9 23.6 23.3 22.9 22.6 22.4 22.1 21.9 21.7 21.7 21.7
Percent of total births to mothers receiving late or no prenatal care Indiana   5.6 5.7 4.9 4.8 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.7
U.S. Average   6.1 5.8 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.7
Percent of total births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy Indiana   N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. 20.9 20.3 20.2
U.S. Average   18.4 17.8 16.9 15.8 14.5 13.9 13.6 13.2 12.9 12.6 12.2 12.0
Percent low-birthweight births (less than 5.5 lbs) Indiana   6.6 6.7 6.7 7.0 6.8 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.9 7.9 7.4 7.6
U.S. Average   7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7
Percent preterm births (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation) Indiana   9.9 10.1 10.2 10.7 10.5 10.7 10.7 11.0 11.5 11.8 11.8 12.2
U.S. Average   10.6 10.8 10.7 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.4 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.9
Number of births by Race and Ethnicity of mother Indiana*** White non-hisp 73,933 73,528 71,956 71,507 70,172 70,525 70,539 69,840 70,642 70,896 71,214 69,242
Black non-hisp 9,386 9,453 9,392 9,341 8,941 8,674 8,759 8,749 9,222 9,262 9,447 9,575
Hispanic 1,856 1,841 1,941 2,131 2,324 2,546 2,950 3,409 3,770 4,365 5,456 5,898
Other 1,039 885 851 970 1,158 1,090 1,265 1,438 1,488 1,508 1,582 1,744
Total 86,214 85,707 84,140 83,949 82,595 82,835 83,513 83,436 85,122 86,031 87,699 86,459

Project Director:
Project Manager: Andrea L Wilkes
Grantee: Indiana State Department of Health
Address: 2 North Meridian St., 7E
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317/233-1246
Fax: 317/233-7001
E-mail Address: sunnystart@isdh.in.gov