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General Fertility Rate by County of Residence, New Jersey, 2022

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General Fertility Rate by County of Residence, New Jersey, 2022

Why Is This Important?

The general fertility rate is a more precise measure than the crude birth rate for tracking birth rate patterns. While the crude birth rate and the general fertility rate both look at the total number of live births among the population, the crude birth rate is calculated using the total population including the young, old, male, and female. The general fertility rate is calculated using only females of reproductive age, defined as ages 15 through 44 years, in the denominator. This results in a more sensitive indicator with which to study population growth and change.


Number of live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years

Data Notes

Confidence limits are not available for U.S. data.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of live births
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of women aged 15-44 years in the population

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/09/2024, Published on 04/09/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (