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Births to mothers with less than 12 years of education in United States

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Births to women who had completed fewer than 12 years of education at the time of the birth.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics microdata files.


S - Estimates suppressed when NCHS reporting standards not met.

N.A. - Data not available.

N.C. - Not comparable with data for states or cities using the 1989 revised birth certificate or for their own state for previous years but comparable with those using the 2003 standard birth certificate.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

Last Updated

August 2013