This table contains data behind the story Some People Are Too Superstitious To Have A Baby On Friday The 13th.

There are two files:

US_births_1994-2003_CDC_NCHS.csv contains U.S. births data for the years 1994 to 2003, as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

US_births_2000-2014_SSA.csv contains U.S. births data for the years 2000 to 2014, as provided by the Social Security Administration.

Both files have the following structure:

Header Definition
year Year
month Month
date_of_month Day number of the month
day_of_week Day of week, where 1 is Monday and 7 is Sunday
births Number of births

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Link rowid year month date_of_month day_of_week births ▼
2916 2001 12 25 2 6443
2551 2000 12 25 1 6566
3646 2003 12 25 4 6628
3281 2002 12 25 3 6629
2185 1999 12 25 6 6674
2550 2000 12 24 7 6801
723 1995 12 24 7 6999
3019 2002 4 7 7 7008
3012 2002 3 31 7 7019
1820 1998 12 25 5 7020
724 1995 12 25 1 7027
2648 2001 4 1 7 7037
1455 1997 12 25 4 7055
3397 2003 4 20 7 7057
1920 1999 4 4 7 7067
2662 2001 4 15 7 7080
2914 2001 12 23 7 7082
1090 1996 12 25 3 7092
3390 2003 4 13 7 7130
3243 2002 11 17 7 7167
3383 2003 4 6 7 7181
3264 2002 12 8 7 7190
359 1994 12 25 7 7192
3033 2002 4 21 7 7205
3621 2003 11 30 7 7205
1192 1997 4 6 7 7207
3299 2003 1 12 7 7214
2893 2001 12 2 7 7216
3068 2002 5 26 7 7221
3618 2003 11 27 4 7224
1556 1998 4 5 7 7240
3628 2003 12 7 7 7241
3614 2003 11 23 7 7249
3215 2002 10 20 7 7256
3254 2002 11 28 4 7262
3257 2002 12 1 7 7286
2886 2001 11 25 7 7290
3313 2003 1 26 7 7295
3355 2003 3 9 7 7300
3369 2003 3 23 7 7303
2907 2001 12 16 7 7309
2970 2002 2 17 7 7310
3005 2002 3 24 7 7314
2956 2002 2 3 7 7322
3208 2002 10 13 7 7326
1563 1998 4 12 7 7330
2851 2001 10 21 7 7331
2900 2001 12 9 7 7333
3635 2003 12 14 7 7337
2942 2002 1 20 7 7338
3047 2002 5 5 7 7338
3600 2003 11 9 7 7341
3404 2003 4 27 7 7342
2935 2002 1 13 7 7355
1381 1997 10 12 7 7358
3061 2002 5 19 7 7358
2883 2001 11 22 4 7363
3271 2002 12 15 7 7364
3292 2003 1 5 7 7365
3306 2003 1 19 7 7366
1941 1999 4 25 7 7370
2690 2001 5 13 7 7370
3054 2002 5 12 7 7370
2879 2001 11 18 7 7371
828 1996 4 7 7 7372
2977 2002 2 24 7 7372
2305 2000 4 23 7 7375
3607 2003 11 16 7 7375
3229 2002 11 3 7 7380
2949 2002 1 27 7 7387
3362 2003 3 16 7 7387
1913 1999 3 28 7 7389
2865 2001 11 4 7 7392
1934 1999 4 18 7 7394
3327 2003 2 9 7 7396
2634 2001 3 18 7 7399
3376 2003 3 30 7 7399
3082 2002 6 9 7 7401
2704 2001 5 27 7 7409
1213 1997 4 27 7 7410
1829 1999 1 3 7 7416
3040 2002 4 28 7 7417
2158 1999 11 28 7 7418
2284 2000 4 2 7 7419
2606 2001 2 18 7 7422
2186 1999 12 26 7 7432
2558 2001 1 1 1 7437
2599 2001 2 11 7 7437
3348 2003 3 2 7 7438
1857 1999 1 31 7 7445
2915 2001 12 24 1 7448
1059 1996 11 24 7 7452
3579 2003 10 19 7 7454
1185 1997 3 30 7 7458
2872 2001 11 11 7 7458
1808 1998 12 13 7 7460
3278 2002 12 22 7 7460
2963 2002 2 10 7 7461
2123 1999 10 24 7 7465
3075 2002 6 2 7 7469

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CREATE TABLE "births/US_births_1994-2003_CDC_NCHS" (
"year" INTEGER,
  "month" INTEGER,
  "date_of_month" INTEGER,
  "day_of_week" INTEGER,
  "births" INTEGER
);