Teen Birth Rates, 1980–2012

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics, the birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 dropped 6% from 2011 to 2012, to 29.4 per 1,000—the lowest rate ever reported for the U.S. Rates were down for age groups 15–17 and 18–19, and for nearly all race and Hispanic origin groups.

All races
10-14 years1.
15-19 years53.051.059.961.859.656.854.452.351.147.745.843.041.641.240.541.931.329.4
White, total
10-14 years--
15-19 years--50.852.851.
White, non-Hispanic
10-14 years0.4-
15-19 years41.2-42.543.440.739.337.636.035.232.630.3-27.426.825.926.621.720.5
10-14 years4.
15-19 years97.895.4112.8115.5108.696.191.488.285.477.471.866.663.862.960.963.747.343.9
American Indian1
10-14 years1.
15-19 years82.
Asian/Pacific Islander
10-14 years0.
15-19 years26.223.826.427.327.026.124.623.723.120.519.818.317.417.417.016.710.29.7
10-14 years1.7-
15-19 years82.2-100.3104.6106.8106.7101.897.493.687.386.483.482.382.681.783.049.646.3
NOTES: Rates per 1,000 females in specified group.
(-) = Data not available.
1. Includes births to Aleuts and Eskimos.
2. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
3. Or Alaska Native.
Source: Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports.




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