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United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.

 

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United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.  Rate quintiles (births per 1,000 females ages 15-19): Fifth: 48.2 – 119.0 Fourth: 37.5 – 48.1 Third: 29.0 – 37.4 Second: 20.8 – 28.9 First: 3.1 – 20.7  Across counties, teen birth rates vary greatly. By region:  The majority of counties in the Northeast are counties with the lowest rate quintile.  The Southeast and the Southwest contains a mix of counties with different quintiles, however, there are more large clusters of the highest birth rate quintile counties in these regions than in other regions.  There are a mix of county quintiles in the middle United States. There are intermittent counties with the highest rate quintiles.  Many counties have such a small population that data were not available for these counties.    States bordering the Great Lakes have many counties with lower birth rate quintiles.  The Northwestern states generally consist of a mix of all quintiles, with most being in the lower quintiles. Alaskan counties with data available have the highest birth rate quintiles and Hawaiian counties have mid-range quintiles.

United States map of counties depicting teen birth rates per county by quintile.

Rate quintiles (births per 1,000 females ages 15-19):
Fifth: 48.2 – 119.0
Fourth: 37.5 – 48.1
Third: 29.0 – 37.4
Second: 20.8 – 28.9
First: 3.1 – 20.7

Across counties, teen birth rates vary greatly. 

By region:
The majority of counties in the Northeast are counties with the lowest rate quintile.
The Southeast and the Southwest contains a mix of counties with different quintiles, however, there are more large clusters of the highest birth rate quintile counties in these regions than in other regions.

There are a mix of county quintiles in the middle United States. There are intermittent counties with the highest rate quintiles.  Many counties have such a small population that data were not available for these counties.   

States bordering the Great Lakes have many counties with lower birth rate quintiles.
The Northwestern states generally consist of a mix of all quintiles, with most being in the lower quintiles. Alaskan counties with data available have the highest birth rate quintiles and Hawaiian counties have mid-range quintiles.

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