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Query Results for Montana Birth Data, Years 1999 to 2017 - General Fertility Rate

Year Filter: 2017
Data Grouped By:Mother's County of Residence
**The estimate has been suppressed because 1) The relative standard error is greater than 30% or when the relative standard error can't be determined. Consider aggregating years to decrease the relative standard error and improve the reliability of the estimate. 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 3) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed.

General Fertility Rate

The general fertility rate is the number of live births per 1,000 females of childbearing age between the ages of 15-44 years. (The age range can differ, depending on the source, so it is important to note what age range is being used especially when comparing to data from other sources). Note: See also "Fertility Rate," the number of live births per all women in the population.

Statistical Stability

Statistical stability, reported in the data table, is based on a statistic called the "Relative Standard Error," or RSE, which is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate (e.g., 30% of the point estimate). The following conventions are used here to interpret the RSE.[[br]][[br]] * A dash (-) means that the relative standard error (RSE) is below 0.30 and the count or rate may be considered stable. [[br]] Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. For more information on statistical stability, visit the MT-IBIS Reliability & Validity page []. [[br]][[br]]

Montana Resident Births

This query includes Montana RESIDENT births only.
  • Office of Vital Statistics, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • National Center for Health Statistics. Bridged-race intercensal estimates of the July 1, 1990-July 1, 1999; July 1, 2000-July 1, 2009 Postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017 United States resident population by year, county, single-year of age, sex, bridged race, and Hispanic origin, prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau with support from the National Cancer Institute. Available on the Internet at: [] as of April 24, 2004; Oct 26, 2012; June 27, 2018
These data were queried on: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 02:02:04 MDT
The dataset was last updated on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:47:52 MST

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Content updated: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:56:08 MST