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
1 1994 1 1 6 8096
2 1994 1 2 7 7772
3 1994 1 3 1 10142
4 1994 1 4 2 11248
5 1994 1 5 3 11053
6 1994 1 6 4 11406
7 1994 1 7 5 11251
8 1994 1 8 6 8653
9 1994 1 9 7 7910
10 1994 1 10 1 10498
11 1994 1 11 2 11706
12 1994 1 12 3 11567
13 1994 1 13 4 11212
14 1994 1 14 5 11570
15 1994 1 15 6 8660
16 1994 1 16 7 8123
17 1994 1 17 1 10567
18 1994 1 18 2 11541
19 1994 1 19 3 11257
20 1994 1 20 4 11682
21 1994 1 21 5 11811
22 1994 1 22 6 8833
23 1994 1 23 7 8310
24 1994 1 24 1 11125
25 1994 1 25 2 11981
26 1994 1 26 3 11514
27 1994 1 27 4 11702
28 1994 1 28 5 11666
29 1994 1 29 6 8988
30 1994 1 30 7 8096
31 1994 1 31 1 10765
366 1995 1 1 7 7828
367 1995 1 2 1 7883
368 1995 1 3 2 9999
369 1995 1 4 3 11315
370 1995 1 5 4 11243
371 1995 1 6 5 11506
372 1995 1 7 6 8681
373 1995 1 8 7 7821
374 1995 1 9 1 10434
375 1995 1 10 2 11665
376 1995 1 11 3 11279
377 1995 1 12 4 11416
378 1995 1 13 5 11071
379 1995 1 14 6 8887
380 1995 1 15 7 7988
381 1995 1 16 1 10417
382 1995 1 17 2 11345
383 1995 1 18 3 11252
384 1995 1 19 4 11331
385 1995 1 20 5 11481
386 1995 1 21 6 8746
387 1995 1 22 7 7956
388 1995 1 23 1 10640
389 1995 1 24 2 11344
390 1995 1 25 3 11096
391 1995 1 26 4 11380
392 1995 1 27 5 11340
393 1995 1 28 6 8781
394 1995 1 29 7 8009
395 1995 1 30 1 10515
396 1995 1 31 2 11364
731 1996 1 1 1 7683
732 1996 1 2 2 9408
733 1996 1 3 3 10954
734 1996 1 4 4 11308
735 1996 1 5 5 11631
736 1996 1 6 6 8680
737 1996 1 7 7 7735
738 1996 1 8 1 10044
739 1996 1 9 2 11018
740 1996 1 10 3 11144
741 1996 1 11 4 11304
742 1996 1 12 5 11274
743 1996 1 13 6 8488
744 1996 1 14 7 7685
745 1996 1 15 1 9912
746 1996 1 16 2 11181
747 1996 1 17 3 11148
748 1996 1 18 4 11579
749 1996 1 19 5 11292
750 1996 1 20 6 8492
751 1996 1 21 7 7701
752 1996 1 22 1 10593
753 1996 1 23 2 11451
754 1996 1 24 3 11336
755 1996 1 25 4 11405
756 1996 1 26 5 11195
757 1996 1 27 6 8487
758 1996 1 28 7 7533
759 1996 1 29 1 10374
760 1996 1 30 2 11359
761 1996 1 31 3 10889
1097 1997 1 1 3 8349
1098 1997 1 2 4 9914
1099 1997 1 3 5 11196
1100 1997 1 4 6 8617
1101 1997 1 5 7 7657
1102 1997 1 6 1 10456
1103 1997 1 7 2 11615

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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
);