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In 1988 North Carolina implemented a new birth certificate form, adding new items and revising others in order to elicit better information on demographic, behavioral, and medical factors influencing fertility and pregnancy outcomes.
In North Carolina and across the United States, birth rates have steadily fallen over the past several decades. In recent years, however, both the birth rate and the induced abortion rate of older women have risen, and first-time births among women of ages thirty and older have risen sharply. Problems that may be associated with delayed and limited childbearing are examined and discussed in this report.
For the period 1978-1986 in North Carolina, nonwhite abortion was negatively correlated with the fertility rate and the fetal and neonatal death rates of nonwhite infants born in the same year. The correlation varied by age, education, income, marital, and birth-order categories.