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QuickStats: Birth Rates for Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity* — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2012

The figure shows birth rates for females aged 15-19 years, by race/ethnicity in the United States during 2007 and 2012. From 2007 to 2012, the birth rate for females aged 15-19 years in the United States overall declined by 29%, from 41.5 to 29.4 births per 1,000 females in that age group. Among racial/ethnic populations, declines ranged from 25% for non-Hispanic white females to 39% for Hispanics. Rates decreased 29% for non-Hispanic black females and American Indian/Alaska Natives and 34% for Asians/Pacific Islanders.

* Persons categorized as American Indian/Alaska Native or Asian/Pacific Islander also might be Hispanic.

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From 2007 to 2012, the birth rate for females aged 15–19 years in the United States overall declined by 29%, from 41.5 to 29.4 births per 1,000 females in that age group. Among racial/ethnic populations, declines ranged from 25% for non-Hispanic white females to 39% for Hispanics. Rates decreased 29% for non-Hispanic black females and American Indian/Alaska Natives and 34% for Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Source: Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman JK, et al. Births: final data for 2012. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2013; 62(9). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf.

Reported by: Brady E. Hamilton, PhD, bhamilton@cdc.gov, 301-458-4653.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows birth rates for females aged 15-19 years, by race/ethnicity in the United States during 2007 and 2012. From 2007 to 2012, the birth rate for females aged 15-19 years in the United States overall declined by 29%, from 41.5 to 29.4 births per 1,000 females in that age group. Among racial/ethnic populations, declines ranged from 25% for non-Hispanic white females to 39% for Hispanics. Rates decreased 29% for non-Hispanic black females and American Indian/Alaska Natives and 34% for Asians/Pacific Islanders.



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