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USA Statistics in Brief--Vital Statistics and Health

VITAL STATISTICS 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
Birth rate per 1,000 people 14.4 13.9 14.1 14.0 114.0
Total fertility rate2 2,056 2,013 2,043 2,046 2,054
Death rate per 1,000 people 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.2 18.2
  Heart disease 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.2 (NA)
  Cancer 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 (NA)
Infant death rate 3 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.8 16.8
HEALTH 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
National health expenditures, total (billion dollars) 1,359 1,608 1,741 1,878 42,016
  Medicare (billion dollars) 225 266 284 309 (NA)
  Public assistance medical payments (billion dollars) 208 258 281 304 (NA)
Persons without health insurance (percent) 14.2 15.2 15.6 15.7 15.9

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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