Definition: Number of live births, by race/ethnicity of mother (e.g., among births to California women in 2017, 23,223 were to African American/black mothers).Percentage of live births, by race/ethnicity of mother (e.g., among births to California women in 2017, 4.9% were to African American/black mothers).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, Birth Statistical Master Files; CDC WONDER Online Database, Natality Public-Use Data (Mar. 2020).
Footnote: County-level data reflect the mother's county of residence, not the county in which the birth occurred. The notation S refers to percentages that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 140 total births. N/A means that data are not available. Use caution when comparing data before 2000 (2016 for U.S. data) with later years, as race/ethnicity definitions changed, and also when comparing California data in this indicator with those in Births, by Mother's Marital Status, as race/ethnicity coding may differ across data sources.