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INDIANA NATALITY REPORT
2003

Preface


The 2003 Indiana Natality Report includes information on births to Indiana residents that occurred during calendar year 2003.  Information is presented at the state, county, and city level (for the 31 Indiana cities with populations over 25,000).  This report includes data by age, race, and marital status of the parents; characteristics of the newborn, e.g., birth order and congenital anomalies; and outcome indicators, e.g., alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, gestation length, and birth weight.

The 2003 Indiana Natality Report also includes information on the number of reported pregnancies by county of residence and age of mother.  Reported pregnancies include resident live births, fetal deaths, and terminated pregnancies (performed in Indiana).  Rates per 1,000 females in selected age groups are also provided.

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), through provisions in Indiana Code 16-37-1, administers "...a system of vital statistics for Indiana."  The ISDH Vital Records Division compiles data from original birth certificates filed with the ISDH and from transcripts of original certificates for Indiana residents giving birth in other states.  The Data Analysis Team of the Epidemiology Resource Center compiles these data and produces standard statistical reports.

The ISDH receives information from other states on Indiana residents who have given birth outside of Indiana (Resident Out-of-State [ROOS] births).  The method of coding the month that prenatal care began is not uniform from state to state.  Because of these inconsistencies, this variable has been standardized and recalculated for all ROOS births.

Indiana currently uses the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity. These standards are in use by all states who have not yet revised their birth certificates to meet the 1997 OMB standards for collecting race and ethnicity information. The 1977 standards are also the standards used by the National Vital Statistics System for national reporting. The relationship between these two OMB standards and the terms used to report race and ethnicity in this report are as follows:

Race
1997 OMB standards
1977 OMB standards
This Report
American Indian or Alaska Native
American Indian or Alaska Native
Included in Other
Asian
Asian or Pacific Islander
Included in Other
Black or African American
Black
Black
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Asian or Pacific Islander
Included in Other
White
White
White

 
 

Ethnicity
1997 OMB standards
1977 OMB standards
This Report
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic
Hispanic
not Hispanic or Latino
non-Hispanic
non-Hispanic

Most tables in this report will print on one page (8.5" x 11") if margins are set to 0.25 in all dimensions and the tables are viewed at the smallest font size.

The data file for this report was closed on April 27, 2005.