Researchers used data from birth certificates from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, to investigate the decline in teen pregnancy. They found declines in teen pregnancy in women ages in 38 states. The only significant increase in teen pregnancy occurred in Black teenagers in South Carolina. Though the CDC did not offer an analysis, it reflects a few trends, including teens waiting longer to have sex, more widespread use of long-acting contraception, and the deterrant of economic uncertainty. The teen birth rate has been declining in America every year since , and in hit a record low with 16 births per 1, teenagers. Researchers noted that "initial review of birth certificate data suggested more widespread declines in teen birth rates by state than had been observed for more recent years," meaning the declines might have been even bigger than analysts considered.
Teen Birth Rate at Its Lowest Level in Twenty Years
FastStats - Teen Births
Change Indicator. Select Table Type:. Definitions: Births to teenagers age 15 through 19 by race and ethnicity. Rate is per 1, females between age 15 and
This dashboard presents final birth data for females aged 15—19, 15—17, and 18—19 to produce interactive maps and trend lines for the United States and each of the 50 states and DC. NOTE: Visualization is optimized for a viewing screen of pixels or wider i. The following data tables describe the currently displayed dashboard. All of the teen birth rates in this dashboard reflect the latest revisions and provide a consistent series of accurate rates for the past 28 years. The denominators of the teen birth rates for — have been revised to incorporate the results of the Census.
The teen birth rate in the United States is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1, girls and women ages 15 to 19 for the first time since the government began regularly collecting data on this group, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. In , the birth rate among to year-old girls and women was less than half of what it had been in Despite rapid declines in teen birth rates across all major racial and ethnic groups, disparities persist. In , the birth rate for Hispanic and black teens ages 15 to 19 was almost double the rate among white teens and more than five times as high as the rate among Asians and Pacific Islanders. Teen birth rates peaked at