Teen Pregnancy by Race/Ethnicity

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:

  • Among black women ages 15–19, the nationwide pregnancy rate fell by 40% between 1990 and 2002.
  • Among white women ages 15–19, the nationwide pregnancy rate fell by 34% between 1990 and 2002.
  • Among Hispanic women ages 15–19, the pregnancy rate increased slightly from 1991–1992, but by 2002 was 19% lower than the 1990 rate.

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 Center for Health Statistics: Pregnancy Trends in Teenage Pregnancy in the United States, 1990—2002

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

Description: Published in December of 2006, this report presents detailed pregnancy rates for teenagers ages 15–19 from 1990–2002. The report provides data by age, race, and pregnancy outcome.

Key Statistics:

  • Pregnancy rates for black and white non-Hispanic teenagers dropped by about 40% each during 1990–2002, whereas the rate for Hispanic teenagers fell about 19%.
  • Pregnancy rates for black teenagers were substantially higher than for white or Hispanic teenagers in 1990. By 2002, the rates for black and Hispanic teenagers were very similar and were each more than two and one-half times the rate for non-Hispanic white teenagers.

To View this Resource: www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/teenpreg1990-2002/teenpreg1990-2002.htm


Facts on American Teens’ Sexual and Reproductive Health

Source: The Guttmacher Institute

Description: This is a detailed list of facts on teen’s sexual behavior and health, including facts on teen pregnancy, childbearing, and abortion rates.

Key Statistics:

  • Black women have the highest teen pregnancy rate (134 per 1,000 women ages 15–19), followed by Hispanics (131 per 1,000) and non-Hispanic whites (48 per 1,000).
  • The pregnancy rate among black teens decreased 40% between 1990 and 2000 compared to an overall national decline in teen pregnancy rate of 36%.

To View this Resource: www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_ATSRH.html


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 ages 10–14. The data is categorized by age and race/ethnicity.

Key Statistics:

  • In the nation overall, pregnancy rates for women Hispanic and black young teenagers (ages 10–14) are higher than for non-Hispanic white young teenagers
  • The birth rate for young teens fell in all racial and ethnic groups by 29–63% between 1990 and 2002.
  • The rate for black young teenagers declined most steeply, from 4.9 per 1,000 in 1990 to 1.8 in 2002.

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


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