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USA Statistics in Brief--Vital Statistics and Health

VITAL STATISTICS 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Birth rate per 1,000 people 14.4 14.1 13.9 14.1 114.0
Total fertility rate2 2,056 2,034 2,013 2,043 12,049
Death rate per 1,000 people 8.5 8.5 8.5 18.4 (NA)
  Heart disease 2.6 2.5 2.4 12.3 (NA)
  Cancer 2.0 2.0 1.9 11.9 (NA)
Infant death rate 3 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.9 (NA)
HEALTH 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
National health expenditures, total (billion dollars) 1,310 1,426 1,559 1,679 41,805
  Medicare (billion dollars) 225 249 268 283 (NA)
  Public assistance medical payments (billion dollars) 209 232 260 279 (NA)
Persons without health insurance (percent) 14.2 14.6 15.2 15.6 15.7

NA Not available.
\1 Preliminary.
\2 The number of births that 1,000 women would have in their lifetime if at each year of age, they experienced the birth rates occurring in the specified year.
\3 Death of infants under 1 year, excluding fetal deaths; rates per 1,000 registered live births.
\4 Projection.


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