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Teen births by race and ethnicity in United States

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Definition and Source



Births to teenagers 15 to 19 years old. Rate is per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19.
Data reflect the mother’s place of residence, rather than the place of the birth. Data also represent the race and/or ethnicity of the mother, not the child.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics microdata files and Bridged-Race Population Estimates, available on CDC WONDER Online Database


S - Estimates suppressed when NCHS reporting standards not met.

N.A. - Data not available.

Last Updated

March 2018