Teen Pregnancy by Age and/or Grade In School

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 categorizes data by younger teenagers (ages 15–17) and older teenagers (ages 17–19).

Key Statistics:

  • In 2002, an estimated 757,000 pregnancies among teenagers ages 15–19 resulted in 425,000 live births, 215,000 induced abortions, and 117,000 fetal losses.
  • The estimated pregnancy rate for young teenagers ages 15–17 fell from 77.1 per 1,000 in 1990 to 44.4 per 1,000 in 2002, a 42% drop.
  • The rate for older teenagers declined more modestly, falling 25% from 167.7 per 1,000 in 1990 to 125.0 per 1,000 in 2002.
  • Pregnancy rates for both age groups in 2002 are record lows for the nation since these rates began being collected in 1976 .

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


National Center for Health Statistics: NCHS Data on Teen Pregnancy

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

Description: This study includes statistics on national teen pregnancy rates from 1990–2000. The report places emphasis on the difference in birthrates among teens ages 15–17 and those ages 15–19.

Key Statistics:

  • The declines in teenage pregnancy have been much steeper for younger than for older teenagers.
  • The birth rate fell by 20% and the abortion rate fell by 40% between 1990 and 2000.
  • Pregnancies among older teenagers are more likely to end in a live birth than are pregnancies among younger teenagers.

To View this Resource: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/factsheets/teenpreg.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 ages 10–14. The data is categorized by age and race/ethnicity.

Key Statistics:

  • Over 97% of births to the youngest teenage mothers are to females ages 13–14.
  • In 2002, of the 7,315 births to females ages 10–14, 208 were to females ages 10–12 and 7,107 were to females ages 13–14.
  • Birth rates to the youngest teenagers varied by State and territory, ranging in 2000–2002 from 0.2 per 1,000 (Maine) to 2.0 (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


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:

  • Two-thirds of all teen pregnancies occur among females ages 18–19.

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


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