Definitions: 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 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division: 1990
through 2010 state births are from the National Center for Health
Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics Reports or can be
accessed through the NCHS VitalStats system. City births are from public
use micro-data files provided by NCHS.1990 through 2010 United
States resident population estimates of females ages 15-19 from the
State Characteristics Population Estimates File by Age, Sex, Race, and
Hispanic Origin, 6 race groups - 5 race alone groups and one multiple
race group accessed online at http://www.census.gov/popest/
Teen birth rates for cities are not available due to the absence of
population estimates for females ages 15 to 19 for all cities. The total
number of teen births, however, are available and posted for each age
Updated February 2013.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met. N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most
recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.