Females ages 15 to 19 who delay childbearing until adulthood by race and ethnicity in United States
Females ages 15 to 19 who delay childbearing until adulthood by race and ethnicity
Definition and Source
Females ages 15 to 19 who did not give birth during their teen years. The number of teen mothers was calculated by adding all first births to 15- to 19-year-olds in the current year to all first births to 14- to 18-year-olds in the previous year, all first births to 13- to 17-year-olds in the year before, and so on, ending with first births to 13 and 14-year-olds five years prior to the current year. The percentage of females who delayed childbearing was calculated by subtracting the estimated number of teen mothers from the population of 15- to 19-year-old girls in each state, and then dividing the result by that population.
Birth Statistics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics. Population Statistics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates.