Statistics on children, youth and families in Connecticut from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Connecticut Voices for Children
Births to teens
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Why This Indicator Matters
Three quarters of teen births are unintended, and children both to teen mothers have a higher probability of being born prematurely, at low birth weight, or dying as infants. They also have generally poorer educational outcomes. Teen mothers are also less likely than older mothers to have finished high school or attend college.[i]
Definition and Source
This indicator reports the total number of births to mothers aged 15-19 years, and the teen birth rate, or the total number of births per 1,000 teen girls.
Connecticut Department of Public Health, Vital Statistics, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Table 13.
NA: Not Available
S: Data Suppressed
The data source has not published new data for this indicator in recent years, but the indicator will be updated on the KIDS COUNT Data Center if or when new data are released. Until then, these data may provide useful historical information for those working in this field.
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