Children Born to Teen Mothers (3 year average; rate per 1,000)

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Definitions: Children born to women who were less than age 18 at the time of birth. This Information is collected from birth certificates, and births are assigned to the county in which the mother resides, even if the birth occurs in a different county.

Data Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics.

Footnotes: Includes birth to only 15- to 17-year-old girls. (13-, 14-, 18- and 19-year-olds are excluded from this measure.) The rate of births is a three-year average of the number of births to 15- to 17-year-olds divided by the estimated population of females 15 to 17 years old per 1,000 females of this age. This provides larger numbers and more accurate rates at the county level. Information is collected from birth certificates, and births are assigned to the county in which the mother resides, even if the birth occurs in a different county. Data year is the middle year among the three years used to calculate the rate, e.g., data listed for 2006 represents a rate for years 2005-2007.

NA = Rates not given for less than 10 events.