Definition and Source
This measure of teenage childbearing focuses on the fertility of all females ages 15 to 19, regardless of marital status. It should be noted that these figures represent the race of the mother, not the race of the child. This is important because increasing numbers of children are born to parents of different races. On birth certificates, as on most federal data collection forms, the question regarding whether a person is Hispanic is separate from the question asking whether a person is white, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, or American Indian. Thus, people are asked to select a racial group and to indicate whether they are of Hispanic origin. Race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive.
The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories Black or African American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Two or more races include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those who may have identified as being in one of the non-White race groups.
Base population statistics: Vintage 2016-2021 population estimates, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau.
S - Data suppressed due to small number of cases