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Selected Vital Statistics by Race
2003 Texas Residents

Population1 White2 Black Hispanic Total
Total Population 12,023,039
2,538,017 7,557,453 22,118,509
Percent Increase 2002-2003 0.1
1.1
4.1
1.6
Rate of Natural Increase3 3.6
8.8
20.8
10.1
Live Births



Total Number 153,146 41,700 182,528 377,374
Percent Increase 2002-2003 0.5
0.4
2.3
1.3
Crude Birth Rate4 12.7
16.4
24.2
17.1
General Fertility Rate5 61.3
67.6
100.9
76.7
Teen Birth Rate6 9.7
25.6
38.4
23.1
Low Birth Rate7 7.3
13.6
7.0
7.9
Unwed Birth Rate8 21.1
62.7
38.8
34.3
Fetal Deaths



Total Number 808
455
995
2,258
Fetal Death Ratio9 5.3
10.9
5.5
6.0
Induced Abortions



Total Number 32,268
16,249
27,502
76,019
Induced Abortion Rate10 12.9
26.4
15.2
15.4
Deaths



Total Number 109,505
19,271
25,725
154,501
Percent Increase 2002-2003 -0.6
0.1
-0.9
-0.5
Crude Death Rate11 9.1
7.6
3.4
7.0
Age-Adjusted Death Rate12 8.6
11.4
7.0
8.5
Number of Infant Deaths 875
576
1,032
2,483
Infant Death Rate13 5.7
13.8
5.7
6.6
Number of Child Fatalities 1,634
830
1,716
4,180
Child Fatality Rate14 0.6
1.1
0.7
0.7


1. Population Data are from Texas State Data Center.
2. "White" includes "Other" and "Unknown" Races.
3. Rate of Natural Increase - Crude birth rate - Crude death rate
4. Crude Birth Rate - Number of births per 1,000 population
5. General Fertility Rate - Number of births per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years
6. Teen Birth Rate - Number of births to females aged 13 - 17 per 1,000 females aged 13 - 17
7. Low Birth Weight Rate - Number of infants weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs., 9 oz.) at birth per 100 live births
8. Unwed Birth Rate - Number of out-of-wedlock births per 100 live births
9. Fetal Death Ratio - Number of fetal deaths per 1,000 live births
10. Induced Abortion Rate - Number of induced abortions per 1,000 females aged 15 - 44
11. Crude Death Rate - Number of deaths per 1,000 population
12. Age-Adjusted Death Rate - A death rate per 1,000 population standardized to the age distribution of the 2000 U.S. population
13. Infant Mortality Rate - Deaths of individuals less than one year of age per 1,000 live births
14. Child Fatality Rate - Number of deaths to children less than 18 years of age per 1,000 children less than 18 years of age


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Last updated May 07, 2010