Teen birth rate (15-17)

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Definitions: Births to teenagers ages 15-17. Rate is per 1,000 females in this age group.

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Birth Data. Data were downloaded on May 18, 2016 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/BirthData/BirthTablesbyTopic.aspx (Demographic Table A10).

S: Rates are suppressed when based on fewer than 5 events.

Footnotes: Data last updated in May 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

This measure of teenage childbearing focuses on the fertility of all females ages 15 to 17.

DOH technical notes on measurement issues are available at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5300/TechnicalNotes.pdf