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The figure above shows birth rates for females aged 15-19 years, by race/ethnicity in the United States during 1991-2013. The overall birth rate for females aged 15-19 years in the United States declined from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 26.6 in 2013, a historic low. By racial/ethnic population, rates also declined to historic lows in 2013. Among non-Hispanic black females, the rate declined from 118.2 per 1,000 to 39.2; among Hispanic females, the rate declined from 104.6 to 41.9. Other declines were as follows: American Indians/Alaska Natives, from 84.1 to 31.2; non-Hispanic whites, from 43.4 to 18.7; and Asians/ Pacific Islanders, from 27.3 to 8.8.

The overall birth rate for females aged 15–19 years in the United States declined from 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991 to 26.6 in 2013, a historic low. By racial/ethnic population, rates also declined to historic lows in 2013. Among non-Hispanic black females, the rate declined from 118.2 per 1,000 to 39.2; among Hispanic females, the rate declined from 104.6 to 41.9. Other declines were as follows: American Indians/Alaska Natives, from 84.1 to 31.2; non-Hispanic whites, from 43.4 to 18.7; and Asians/Pacific Islanders, from 27.3 to 8.8.

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