Category: Teen Births

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Reached Another Historic Low in 2022

A circle image on the left shows three teenage girls smiling, and a green background circle on the right states the provisional birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 reached a record low in 2022.

The teen birth rate in the United States decreased 3% from 2021, reaching a record low for this age group. The 2022 rates declined for both younger (ages 15–17) and older (ages 18–19) teenagers. The teen birth rate has declined every year except for two (2006 and 2007) since 1991. The new report, “Births: Provisional Read More >

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QuickStats: Birth Rates for Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1991–2021

The birth rate for females aged 15–19 years declined from a 1991 peak of 61.8 per 1,000 females to a record low of 13.9 in 2021. From 1991 to 2021, the rate for females aged 15–17 years declined from 38.6 to 5.6 and from 94.0 to 26.6 for those aged 18–19 years. Most of the Read More >

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QuickStats: Birth Rates for Females Aged 15–19 Years, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2021

In 2021, the U.S. birth rate for females aged 15–19 years was 13.9 births per 1,000 persons, with rates generally lower in the Northeast and higher across the southern states. Birth rates among females aged 15–19 years ranged from 5.4 in New Hampshire, 5.7 in Massachusetts, and 6.4 in Vermont to 26.5 in Arkansas and Read More >

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Births Rose for the First Time in Seven Years in 2021

The number of births in the United States and the general fertility rate increased for the first time in seven years during 2021. The data released today are featured by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The new report, “Births: Provisional Data for 2021,” analyzes data from more than 99% of birth certificates issued Read More >

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Births: Provisional Data for 2020

The general fertility rate in the U.S. reached another record low in 2020 and the number of births in 2020 fell for the sixth straight year, according to provisional statistics released today by NCHS. The provisional data are featured in a new report, “Births: Provisional Data for 2020,” which is based on over 99% of Read More >

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NCHS UPDATES”STATS OF THE STATES” PAGE WITH LATEST FINAL DATA

The CDC National Center for Health Statistics web page “Stats of the States” has been updated to include the latest state-based final data on selected vital statistics topics, including: General fertility rates Teen birth rates Selected other maternal and infant health measures Marriage & divorce rates Leading causes of death Other high profile causes of Read More >

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mortality Rate of Infants Born to Teen Mothers: United States, 2017–2018

Questions for Ashley Woodall, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mortality Rate of Infants Born to Teen Mothers: United States, 2017–2018.” Q: Why did you decide to focus on teenagers for this report? AW: There has not been much research on infant mortality using national data that focuses on specific Read More >

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State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2017–2018

New NCHS report presents changes in state-specific birth rates for teenagers between 2017 and 2018 by race and Hispanic origin of mother. Read More >

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Births: Final Data for 2018

Questions for Joyce Martin, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Births: Final Data for 2018” Q: What is new in this report from the 2018 provisional birth report? JM: In addition to providing final numbers and rates for numerous birth characteristics such as fertility rates, teen childbearing, cesarean delivery and preterm and low birthweight, this Read More >

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QuickStats: Birth Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018

In 2018, the U.S. birth rate for teens aged 15–19 years was 17.4 births per 1,000 females, with rates generally lower in the Northeast and higher across the southern states. Teen birth rates ranged from 7.2 in Massachusetts, 8.0 in New Hampshire, 8.3 in Connecticut, and 8.8 in Vermont to rates of 30.4 in Arkansas, Read More >

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QuickStats: Birth Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1991–2018

The birth rate for teens aged 15–19 years declined from a peak of 61.8 per 1,000 females in 1991 to a record low of 17.4 in 2018. The rate has declined more rapidly since 2007. From 2007 to 2018, the rate declined from 21.7 to 7.2 for teens aged 15–17 years and from 71.7 to Read More >

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Births: Provisional Data for 2018

Questions for Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., Demographer, Statistician, and Lead Author of “Births: Provisional Data for 2018.” Q: How does the provisional 2018 birth data compare to previous years? BH: The  number of births, the general fertility rate, the total fertility rate, birth rates for women aged 15-34, the cesarean delivery rate and the low-risk Read More >

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Births: Provisional Data for 2017

Questions for Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., Demographer, Statistician, and Lead Author of “Births: Provisional Data for 2017” Q: What did you think was the most interesting finding in your new analysis? BH: The report includes a number of very interesting findings. The general fertility rate, 60.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, declining 3% in Read More >

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Declines in Births to Females Aged 10–14 in the United States, 2000–2016

Questions for T.J. Mathews, M.S., Demographer, Statistician, and Lead Author of “Declines in Births to Females Aged 10–14 in the United States, 2000–2016” Q: Why did you decide to examine trends in births to females aged 10-14 in the U.S.? TM: We have published data on births to females aged 10-14 for decades but only Read More >

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Health, United States Spotlight Infographics – December 2017

A new Health, United States Spotlight Infographic from the National Center for Health Statistics is now available online. This infographic features data on teenage childbearing, tobacco use, suicide deaths and obesity. Health, United States Spotlights are infographics of selected health data available in Health, United States, the annual report on the health of the nation sub mitted Read More >

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Births: Provisional Data for 2016

Questions for Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., Demographer, Statistician, and Lead Author on “Births: Provisional Data for 2016” Q: Why did you decide to change the name of the report from preliminary to provisional? BH: report is part of the National Vital Statistics System, Vital Statistics Rapid Release provisional data series which replaces the preliminary report Read More >

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Stat of the Day – June 26, 2017

#STATOFTHEDAY The high point for #TeenBirths in the US was 1957–96.3 births per 1,000 teen females ages 15-19 https://t.co/fYdjZI2rqq — NCHS (@NCHStats) June 26, 2017 Read More >

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State by State Health Data Source Updated on NCHS Web Site

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site.  This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage. Tabs have been added to Read More >

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Births: Final Data for 2015

Questions for Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H., Demographer, Statistician, and Lead Author on “Births: Final Data for 2015” Q: Was there a result in your study’s analysis of births in the United States that you hadn’t expected and that really surprised you? JM: Although small, (from 9.57% to 9.63%) the rise in the preterm birth rate Read More >

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Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007–2015

Questions for Brady Hamilton, Statistician and Lead Author of “Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007–2015” Q: Are teen birth rates in the U.S. higher in urban areas or rural areas? BH: The birth rate for teenagers is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. In 2015, the Read More >

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QuickStats: Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Hispanic Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2015

From 2007 to 2015, the birth rate for female teens aged 15–19 years declined 46%, from 41.5 to 22.3 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for this population in the United States. In 2015, rates declined to record lows for all racial/ethnic populations, with declines ranging from 41% for non-Hispanic white teens to Read More >

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National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940–2013

Teen childbearing in the United States has been declining for more than half a century. Except for a brief but steep increase in teen birth rates from 1986 to 1991 and smaller upturns during 1969–1970, 1979–1980, and 2005–2007, birth rates for U.S. teenagers have fallen since 1957. The birth rate in 2013, 26.6 births per Read More >

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Teen Birth Rates Declining

A new report  from NCHS shows that teen birth rates fell steeply in the United States from 2007 through 2011, resuming a decline that began in 1991 but was briefly interrupted in 2006 and 2007. The overall rate declined 25% from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15–19 in 2007 to 31.3 in 2011—a record low. Read More >

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