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Data Used for Figure 4

Births and Birth Rates 1935-2004

Year Rate Number
1935 18.7 114,721
1936 18.0 111,602
1937 18.6 116,057
1938 19.2 121,156
1939 19.0 121,049
1940 19.8 126,687
1941 20.8 137,056
1942 21.6 144,026
1943 23.5 163,176
1944 24.1 164,033
1945 23.1 156,025
1946 25.2 180,042
1947 26.9 197,023
1948 25.8 196,379
1949 26.4 202,094
1950 26.2 203,678
1951 26.8 217,470
1952 27.5 225,100
1953 28.2 233,928
1954 28.1 238,324
1955 27.9 239,252
1956 27.6 245,863
1957 27.4 249,567
1958 26.3 244,855
1959 26.2 247,248
1960 25.6 246,737
1961 24.8 244,005
1962 24.3 244,069
1963 23.3 236,705
1964 22.5 231,481
1965 20.5 212,278
1966 19.5 204,276
1967 19.2 203,790
1968 19.2 207,191
1969 20.0 220,647
1970 20.6 230,624
1971 20.0 228,983
1972 18.4 214,613
1973 17.8 209,651
1974 17.5 210,787
1975 17.6 215,426
1976 17.5 218,447
1977 17.8 228,871
1978 18.2 236,612
1979 19.0 254,263
1980 19.2 273,433
1981 19.1 281,558
1982 19.5 297,683
1983 18.8 295,178
1984 18.7 298,756
1985 18.8 308,027
1986 18.4 307,003
1987 17.8 301,827
1988 17.6 303,314
1989 17.6 307,540
1990 18.6 316,257
1991 18.4 317,674
1992 18.2 320,714
1993 17.9 321,961
1994 17.6 321,088
1995 17.3 322,669
1996 17.4 330,238
1997 17.3 333,829
1998 17.4 342,199
1999 17.5 349,157
2000 17.9 363,325
2001 17.2 365,092
2002 17.1 372,369
2003
17.1 377,374
2004 17.0 381,441


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