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QuickStats: Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per 1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity --- United States, 2005

The figure shows pregnancy, birth, abortion, and fetal loss rates per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years, by race and Hispanic ethnicity in the United States in 2005. Estimated pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates among non-Hispanic white women aged 15-19 years during 2005 were substan¬tially lower than among their non-Hispanic black and Hispanic counterparts. Although overall pregnancy rates for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women aged 15-19 years are similar, black women in this age group had lower birth rates and higher abor¬tion rates than their Hispanic counterparts.

Estimated pregnancy, birth, abortion, and fetal loss rates among non-Hispanic white women aged 15--19 years during 2005 were substantially lower than among their non-Hispanic black and Hispanic counterparts. Although overall pregnancy rates for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women aged 15--19 years are similar, black women in this age group had lower birth rates and higher abortion rates than their Hispanic counterparts

SOURCES: Ventura SJ, Abma JC, Mosher WD, Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates for the United States, 1990--2005: an update. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009;58(4). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_04.pdf.

Ventura SJ, Abma JC, Mosher WD, Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates by outcome for the United States, 1990--2004. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009;56(15). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_15.pdf.

Alternative Text: The figure above shows pregnancy, birth, abortion, and fetal loss rates per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years, by race and Hispanic ethnicity in the United States in 2005. Estimated pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates among non-Hispanic white women aged 15-19 years during 2005 were substantially lower than among their non-Hispanic black and Hispanic counterparts. Although overall pregnancy rates for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women aged 15-19 years are similar, black women in this age group had lower birth rates and higher abortion rates than their Hispanic counterparts.


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