Births to unmarried teens (ages 10-19)

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Definitions: At a state and county level, this indicator is the percentage of all live births to unmarried girls ages 10-19. At a national level, the percentage represents live births that are to unmarried women under 20 years of age.
At a state and county level, this indicator is based on a three-year total.  The numerator is the number of births to unmarried teens ages 10-19; the denominator is the total number of births.  National data is based on one year of data.

Indicator clarification:  Due to the small number of births to unmarried teens in some counties, a small change in the actual number may result in a large percentage change for trend data.  The base population for this indicator is births to all mothers, regardless of age.

Data Source: WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.

Footnotes: At a state and county level, this indicator is based on a three-year total.  The numerator is the number of births to unmarried teens ages 10-19; the denominator is the total number of births. National data is based only on 2006 data. Indicator Clarification: Due to the small number of births to unmarried teens in some counties, a small change in the actual number may result in a large percentage change for trend data. The base population for this indicator is births to all mothers, regardless of age.