Births to single teens who have not completed 12 years of school in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Giving birth during the teen years has been linked with increased medical risks and emotional, social,
and financial costs to the mother and her children. Becoming a teen mom before completing high school reduces the likelihood of finishing high school, as well as whether she goes to college, and the type of job she will get.  For more info see: 

CDC: Pregnancy in Young Teens

What the Data Shows

For the state as a whole, the teen birth rate to teens who have not graduated college has been declining steadily.  For the five year period ending in 2018, the annual average number of births to teens who had not finished high school was less than  half what it was for the five year period ending in 2008, 204 births per year for  2014-2018, compared to 500 births per year for 2004-2008.
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The rate of births to single teenage mothers ages 10-19 who have not completed 12 years of school. The rate is per 1,000 females ages 10-19. These data are reported by the mother's place of residence at the time of the birth.The numerator is the average number of births in one year calculated using the 5-year total and the denominator is the number of females ages 10 -19 in the state.
The year of the data is the last year of the 5 year period, i.e. data showing for 2018 is for the years 2014-2018.

Data Source:

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics

 

Footnotes: Data represent five-year averages, with the ultimate year of the five-year spread indicated here; 2018 represents the average of data from 2014-2018; 2017 represents the average of data from 2013 -2017., etc.


Last uploaded data: October 2019