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QuickStats: Birth Rates* for Teens Aged 15--19 Years, by State --- United States, 2009

The figure shows birth rates for teens aged 15-19 years in the United States in 2009.  Birth rates among those teens, by state, were lowest in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and highest across the southern states. Rates ranged from <20.0 per 1,000 population in three states to >60.0 in four states. The national rate was 39.1 in 2009.

* Births per 1,000 women aged 15--19 years.

Data for 2009 are preliminary.

In 2009, birth rates among teens aged 15--19 years in the United States were lowest in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and highest across the southern states. Rates ranged from <20.0 per 1,000 in three states to >60.0 in four states. The national rate was 39.1 in 2009.

Sources: National Vital Statistics System. Birth data. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm.

Ventura SJ, Hamilton BE. U.S. teenage birth rate resumes decline. NCHS Data Brief, no 58. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2011. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows birth rates for teens aged 15-19 years in the United States in 2009. Birth rates among those teens, by state, were lowest in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and highest across the southern states. Rates ranged from <20.0 per 1,000 population in three states to >60.0 in four states. The national rate was 39.1 in 2009.



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