Births by Race, Hispanic Origin Status and Method of Delivery: 1990 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 86):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 18 rows and 16 columns.

In thousands (4,111 represents 4,111,000), except rate. 1990 excludes data for Oklahoma, which did not report method of delivery on the birth certificate. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. See Appendix III


  1. Includes other races not shown separately.
  2. Cesarean rates are the number of cesarean deliveries per 100
    total deliveries for specified category.
  3. Number of primary cesareans per 100 live births
    to women who have not had a previous cesarean.
  4. Number of vaginal births after previous cesarean delivery per 100 live births
    to women with a previous cesarean delivery.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.