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Children born to teen mothers in Minnesota

Children born to teen mothers

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Definition and Source



Children born to women who between 15-17 years of age at the time of birth. This Information is collected from birth certificates, and births are assigned to the county in which the mother resides, even if the birth occurs in a different county.

Data Source

Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics
Available: County health tables - Minnesota Department of Health (


Includes births to only 15- to 17-year-old girls. (13-, 14-, 18- and 19-year-olds are excluded from this measure.) 
MDH published county health tables biennially beginning in 1996, and annually beginning in 2003. For reports from 1996 through 2012, contact the Center for Health Statistics ([email protected]).

Last Updated

May 2024