Births to Teens 2006-2015

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Three quarters of teen births are unintended, and children both to teen mothers have a higher probability of being born prematurely, at low birth weight, or dying as infants. They also have generally poorer educational outcomes. Teen mothers are also less likely than older mothers to have finished high school or attend college.[i]



[i] Child Trends Databank (2015, December). Teen Births (Report). Bethesda, MD. Retrieved, March 2018 from www.childtrends.org/indicators/teen-births/

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This indicator reports the total number of births to mothers aged 15-19 years, and the teen birth rate, or the total number of births per 1,000 teen girls

Data Source:

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Vital Statistics, 2006-2010, 2010-2014 Table 13

Footnotes: Total births to mothers 15-19, and birth rate per 1,000, were obtained from State Department of Public Health Vital Statistics tables. Totals include births to Connecticut residents that occurred out-of-state. Population values used for rate denominators were taken from the 2010 Decennial U.S. Census. Counts of births of five or fewerexcluding zerowere suppressed, as were rates derived from suppressed totals.

*= suppressed count a= rates derived from suppressed counts