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Teen Birth Rate

Shows the percentage of all live births that are to females aged 19 and under. In 2012, a total of 305,388 babies were born to women aged 15 €“19 years, for a live birth rate of 29.4 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 6% from 2011. Birth rates fell 8% for women aged 15 €“17 years, and 5% for women aged 18 €“19 years. While reasons for the declines are not clear, teens seem to be less sexually active, and more of those who are sexually active seem to be using birth control than in previous years.

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 6.8

County

6.8

State

5.9

National

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2015 5
    2011-2015 6.8
    2014 6.3
    2010-2014 7.8
    2013 7.7
    2009-2013 8.2
    2012 7.9
    2008-2012 8.7
    2011 6.1656
    2010 9.5811
    2009 8.34188
    2008 9.62698
    2007 8.43039
    2006 10.9499
    2005 7.77723
    2004 10.2747

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