Category - Teen
less favorable socioeconomic conditions, such as low education and low income levels of a teens family, may contribute to high teen birth rates. 7 teens in child welfare systems are at higher risk of teen pregnancy and birth than other groups. For example, young women living in foster care are more than twice as likely to become pregnant than those not in foster care. Line chart of birth rates (live births) per 1,000 females aged 1519 years for all races and hispanic ethnicity in the united states, 20072015. the teen birth rate in the united states is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group, according to a pew research center analysis of newly released data from the national center for health statistics. In 2018, the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-old girls and women. Although teen pregnancy rates have declined in recent decades, the u. By tracking the changing health care landscape and providing quality data and policy analysis, the guttmacher institute strives to shed light on u. Teen pregnancy and on the social and economic factors that contribute to it. Teen birth rates have fallen for all racial and ethnic groups, and in some cases the gap in teen birth rates by raceethnicity has narrowed, but disparities remain. The teen pregnancy rate, which includes all pregnancies rather than just those that resulted in a birth, has also fallen steeply, by 2013 (the most recent data.). ) (for further discussion of oregons demographic characteristics and teen pregnancy rates, see the methodology section of appendix b.). Teenage pregnancy rates in 2000 varied widely by state, ranging from 42 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 1519 in north dakota to 113 per 1,000 in nevada and 128 per 1,000 in the district of columbia (table 2). The highest state adolescent pregnancy rates after nevadas were in arizona, mississippi, new mexico and texas.