# Mean, Median, Standard Deviation of Birth Rates

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The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a website at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs. Under the section labeled Tabulated State Data, click on Births. Go to that page and locate the table "Live Births by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother: U.S., Each State, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam." Suppose you are interested in birth rates for the 50 states. Compute the mean, median, and standard deviation. Write a brief report summarizing the data.

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Here is the link for the birth data: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr55/nvsr55_1_table11.pdf.

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This solution cites birth rates in the 50 states and shows how to calculate the mean, median, and standard deviation of these birth rates.

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