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Total resident births by race in Alaska

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Total resident births by race

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Number and percent of live births to residents per year by race
Beginning in 2013, Alaska birth certificates allow for one or more races to be identified.  We use a prioritized race classification starting with any mention of Alaska Native, followed by any mention of Black, then by any mention of Asian or Pacific Islander, and ending with any mention of White.  All other or unknown races are excluded.  This method is preferred over the race alone or bridged race methods because the denominators more closely align with the preceding years.  It also eliminates the chance of including the same person in 2 or more races.

Data Source: Alaska Section of Health Analytics and Vital Records

Footnotes: Updated June 2021