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Teen Pregnancy

Improving the Lives of Young People and Strengthening Communities by Reducing Teen Pregnancy

At A Glance 2011

 

Birth Rates Among U.S. Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 2005–2009

20052006200720082009
White non-Hispanic25.926.627.226.725.6
Black non-Hispanic60.963.764.362.959
AI/AN*52.7555958.455.5
A/PI†171717.316.214.6
Hispanic81.78381.777.470.1

* American Indian/Alaska Native.
† Asian American/Pacific Islander.
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics.

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Pregnancy, Birth, and Abortion Rates Among U.S. Females Aged 15–19 Years, 1991–2009*

Teen Pregnancy RateTeen Birth RateTeen Abortion Rate
1991116.461.837.4
1992112.360.335.2
1993109.45933.9
1994106.158.231.6
1995101.15629.4
19969753.528.6
199792.751.327.1
199890.150.325.8
199986.948.824.7
200084.847.724
200180.445.322.6
2002764321.3
200373.741.620.7
200472.241.119.8
200569.540.516.4
200671.541.916.3
200742.5
200841.5
200939.1

* Pregnancy and abortion rates only available through 2006.
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. Abortion rates for 2005: MMWR 2008;57(SS-13). Abortion rates for 2006: MMWR 2009;58(SS-8).

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