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4. Trends in New South Wales

Lee Taylor, Barbara Bajuk, Michael Giffin

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Lee Taylor

Barbara Bajuk

Michael Giffin

Abstract

There were 86,005 births to 84,587 women reported in 2002 (Table 1). Over the last five years the number of births has ranged from about 86,000 to 88,000. Between 1998 and 2002, the number of multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) ranged from 2,436 (2.8 per cent) in 1998 to 2,932 (3.4 per cent) in 2001, and 2,815 (3.4 per cent) in 2002.