The 2020 Birth Record data is now available in Hawaii-IBIS! The Birth Record data is composed of variables extracted from birth certificates of live births as captured by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). It provides information about the birth, the infant and the parents. HHDW has loaded the vintage 2020 Census estimates, which are based on the 2010 Census since the 2020 results haven’t been released. Once the 2020 Census results are available, the population estimate file will be updated.
Below are some highlights:
- There were 15,807 births in 2020, the fewest number of births in past 20 years. The crude birth rate was 11.2 per 1000 persons in 2020, compared to a high of 15.0 per 1000 in 2008.
- The teen birth rate continues to decline from 17.5 per 1000 girls age 15-19 in 2018 to 13.1 per 1000 in 2020. However, disparities exist by race/ethnicity with 41.9 births per 1000 among Other Pacific Islander teens and 18.9 among Native Hawaiians compared to 8.7 and 6.6 among Caucasians and Filipinos, respectively.
- In 2020, 11.3% of births received late (3rd trimester) or no prenatal care. Late or no prenatal care varied significantly by county from 4.4% in Maui and 6.6% in Kauai to 10.4% in Hawai‘i and 12.6% in Honolulu Counties.
- Fertility rate has declined steadily for all DOH Race/Ethnicities over the last five years. In 2020, average fertility rate for all race/ethnicities was 59 per 1000, compared to 67 per 1000 in 2016.