Total teen births in the United States
Why This Indicator Matters
This indicator is included in the KIDS COUNT Child Well-Being Index. Read the KIDS COUNT Data Book to learn more: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications.
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Total teen births
National KIDS COUNT
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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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
1990 through 2018 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 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html.
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 group.
Updated April 2020.
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 over time.