Statewide Statistics

U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, National and State Trends and Trends by Ethnicity, September 2006

Source: The Guttmacher Institute

Description: This comprehensive study includes national statistics on teen pregnancy rates from 1972–2003. The data is also broken down by state, age, race/ethnicity, and pregnancy outcome.

Key Statistics:

  • Each year, almost 750,000 women ages 15–19 become pregnant.
  • In general, states with the highest number of teenagers had the highest number of teenage pregnancies.
  • In 2000, the states with highest teenage birthrates were Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, and New Mexico. The states with the lowest birthrates were New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and Maine.

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State Profiles on Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data

Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Description: This website offers state-by-state profiles of data on teen pregnancy. Within each state profile, the data is sorted by overall number of teen pregnancies, teen pregnancies by age and race/ethnicity, and changes in teen pregnancy statistics over time.

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National Vital Statistics Report: Births to 10–14 Year Old Mothers 1990–2002: Trends and Health Outcomes

Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description: This article presents the national and statewide birthrates for
females ages10–14. The data is categorized by age and race/ethnicity.

Key Statistics:

  • Birth rates for the youngest teenagers varied by State and territory, ranging in 2000–2002 from 0.2 per 1,000 (Maine) to 2.0 per 1,000 (Mississippi and the District of Columbia).
  • The highest rates are in the South and Southwest.

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