Births to unmarried teens by race

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The number of live births to unmarried females aged 10 through 19 expressed as a percentage of births to women of all ages and for the specified race category (i.e., white or African American/Other). The Alabama Department of Public Health does not disaggregate the “African American/Other Race” category in its published reports.

Data Source:
Alabama Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. County Health Profiles (2003-2013).

Depending on the county and the specific indicator, percentages and rates are sometimes computed using a small number of cases. Since measurement error is potentially higher when the number of events is small and the resulting rates/percentages are not as stable as those based on larger numbers, caution should be exercised in using data based on limited numbers.