Births to single teenage mothers

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Definitions: The number and percent of births to teenage mothers ages 15-17 and 15-19 who are single parents.

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from the Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Birth Data. Data were retrieved on July 28, 2015 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/BirthData/BirthTablesbyTopic.aspx (Demographic Tables A9 and A11).

S: Data estimate has been suppressed. When the number of single mothers was 5 or fewer, the rates are not shown.

Footnotes: Data last updated in July 2015 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

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