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.

To View this Resource:www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2006/09/12/USTPstats.pdf


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.

To View this Resource:www.teenpregnancy.org/america/stateMap.asp


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.

To View this Resource: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr53/nvsr53_07.pdf


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