Cohort Fertility Tables

Topic/focus: Vital events
Year(s): 1960 - 2000, 2001 - 2009
Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Study and sample characteristics: Summary data of vital records
Universe: Women of childbearing age
Variables: n/a
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: CDC: Cohort Fertility Tables
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: These tables present detailed fertility data for cohorts of women as they pass through their childbearing years and include central birth rates, cumulative birth rates, birth distributions, and birth probabilities. The tables present revised cohort fertility tables for all women for 1960 – 2000, new cohort fertility tables for all women for 2001 – 2009, and new cohort fertility tables for white and black women for 1960 – 2009 based on the race of mother. The cohort fertility tables also provide the percentage of childless women. The tables will be periodically updated with new data for following years. In addition, cohort fertility measures for other race and Hispanic origin groups may be added in the future.