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Teen births in Kentucky

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Definition and Source



Rate of births to females ages 15-19 per 1,000 females ages 15-19.

Data Source

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Vital Statistics Branch, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center. Teen population data for rate calculation is from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center.


Data were reported by mother's place of residence. The numerator and denominator for the rate calculation reflects the sum of three years of data. 

* Rate not calculated for fewer than 6 events.

Updated 9/8/2023

Last Updated

September 2023