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Teen pregnancy USA

Birth Rates* for Teens Aged 15 -19 Years, by Age Group United States, 1985 - 2007†

  • Per 1,000 women for specified age group.

† Birth statistics are based on birth certificates filed in state vital statistics offices and reported to the National Center for Health Statistics through the National Vital Statistics System.

Birth rate for teens aged 15 -19 years

  • from 1986 increasing 23% overall to a peak in 1991
  • then decreasing 34% by 2005
  • increased 5% from 2005 to 2007
  • most of this increase occurred in 2006

Increases in birth rates from 2005 to 2007 for teens aged 18 - 19 years were slightly larger than the increases for teens aged 15 -17 years.

Reference

Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Ventura SJ. Births: preliminary data for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009;57(12). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_12.pdf.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5812a5.htm?s_cid=mm5812a5_e

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