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Birth Statistics

Birth Statistics

Many important public health indicators are derived from birth certificates. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) receives birth certificates for all births occurring in the state and also for births to Ohio residents which occurred outside the state. These reports are combined into annual statistical data files which are used to calculate the statistics contained in this section of the ODH website. A variety of measures that relate to maternal and infant characteristics are included. These are generally presented as percentages. Fertility rates and crude birth rates relate the number of births in an area to the number of persons residing in that area. In order to access the birth statistical tables select the reports listed below. 

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To review birth data from 2006 to the present and to download customized reports go to the Data Warehouse.

Annual Birth Summaries

Contains: number of births, birth rates, low birth weight, marital status, prenatal care timing, and maternal smoking. 


Live Births by Mother's Age and Year

Contains: number of births by age of mother. 

Birth Rates by Mother's Age and Year

Contains: fertility rates, crude birth rates and age-specific birth rates.