U.S. multiple birth rate 1980-2018

This statistic depicts the multiple birth rate in the United States from 1980 to 2018. In 1980, some 19 live births out of every thousand were multiple births (twins, triplets or more). This rate increased to 33.5 by 2018.

Rate for multiple births in the United States from 1980 to 2018 (per 1,000 live births)*

Multiple births per 1,000 live births
201833.5
201734.3
201634.4
201534.5
201435.1
201334.8
201234.4
201134.6
201034.5
200934.8
200834.1
200733.7
200633.7
200533.8
200433.9
200333.3
200233
200132
200031.1
199930.7
199830
199728.6
199627.4
199526.1
199425.7
199325.2
199224.4
199123.9
199023.3
198923
198822.4
198722
198621.6
198521
198420.3
198320.3
198219.9
198119.7
198019.3
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1980 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The number of live births in all multiple deliveries per 1,000 live births.

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