Definition: Percentage of live births, by race/ethnicity of mother (e.g., among births to California women in 2021, 5% were to African American/black mothers).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, Birth Statistical Master Files & California Vital Data (Cal-ViDa) Query Tool; CDC WONDER Online Database, Natality Public-Use Data (Feb. 2022).
Footnote: Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive. County-level data reflect the mother's county of residence, not the county in which the birth occurred. Data for 2021 are preliminary. The notation S refers to percentages that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 140 total births, and to numbers and percentages that have been suppressed in order to prevent disclosure of identity. 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.