Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts

State was ranked ## out of 51 (50 states + the District of Columbia) on final 2013 teen births rates among females aged 15-19 (with 1 representing the highest rate and 51 representing the lowest rate).RH1 On a similar scale — where 1 is the highest teen pregnancy rate and 51 is the lowest — State was ranked ## out of 51 (50 states + the District of Columbia) in pregnancies to females aged 15-19 in 2010.RH2

Number of births to females under 20 years of age, 2013 RH1
Total1 United States
Females under 20 years of age  
Females aged United States
Under 15  
15-17  
18-19  
15-19  
Mother's race/ethnicity United States
Non-Hispanic white2  
Non-Hispanic black2  
American Indian or Alaska Native2,3  
Asian or Pacific Islander2,3  
Hispanic4  
1
Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown separately.
2
Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.
3
Includes persons of Hispanic, non-Hispanic and origin not stated according to mother's reported race.
4
Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

 

Teen birth rate (births per 1,000 females aged 15–19), 2013 RH3
Total1 United States
Females aged 15-19  
Females aged United States
15-17  
18-19  

Percent change in the teen birth rate, 1991-2013 and 2012-2013 RH3, RH4, RH5
Total United States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1991 to 2013)  
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (2012 to 2013)  

The U.S. teen birth rate peaked in 1991 at 61.8 births per 1,000 teen females aged 15-19.

Of all births to females under 20 years of age, percent by race/ethnicity, 2013 RH1
Mother's race/ethnicity1 United States
Non-Hispanic white2  
Non-Hispanic black2  
American Indian or Alaska Native2,3  
Asian or Pacific Islander2,3  
Hispanic4  
1
Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown separately.
2
Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.
3
Includes persons of Hispanic, non-Hispanic and origin not stated according to mother's reported race.
4
Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

Of all births to females under 20 years of age, percent repeat births, 2013 RH1
Total1 United States
Females under 20 years of age  
Mother's race/ethnicity United States
Non-Hispanic white2  
Non-Hispanic black2  
American Indian or Alaska Native2,3  
Asian or Pacific Islander2,3  
Hispanic4  
1
Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown separately.
2
Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.
3
Includes persons of Hispanic, non-Hispanic and origin not stated according to mother's reported race.
4
Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

Of all births to females under 20 years of age, percent that were outside of marriage (nonmarital), 2013 RH1
Total United States
Females under 20 years of age  
Females aged United States
Under 15  
15-17  
18-19  
15-19  

Percent low birthweight births, among females under 20 years of age, 2013 RH1
Total United States
Females under 20 years of age  

Low birth weight is defined as less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds or 5 pounds and 8 ounces).

Teen pregnancy rate (pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-19), 2010 RH2
Total United States
Females aged 15-19  
Females aged United States
15-17  
18-19  

Percent change in the teen pregnancy rate, 1988-2010 RH2
Total United States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1988 to 2010)  

In 1998, the teen pregnancy rate was ## pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in State, and 111 in the U.S. The U.S. teen pregnancy rate peaked in 1990 at 116.9 pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-19, but state data are not available for that year.

Teen abortion rate (abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19), 2010 RH2
Total United States
Females aged 15-19  
Females aged United States
15-17  
18-19  

Percent change in the teen abortion rate, 1988-2010 RH2
Total United States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1988 to 2008)  

The U.S. teen abortion rate peaked in 1988 at 43.5 abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19. The teen abortion rate for State was ## abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in 1988.

Sexual behaviors among high school students (grades 9-12), 2013 RH6
Percent of high school students who report they have ever had sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they had sexual intercourse for the first time before 13 years of age United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they have had sexual intercourse with 4 or more persons United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  

HIV/AIDS education among high school students (grades 9-12), 2013 RH6
Percent of high school students who report they were ever taught in school about AIDS or HIV infection United States
Total  
Male  
Female  

Birth control use among sexually active high school students (grades 9-12), 2013 RH6
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used a condom during last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used birth control pills before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used an IUD or implant before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used a shot, patch, or birth control ring before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used birth control pills; an IUD or implant; or a shot, patch, or birth control ring before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner used both a condom during last sexual intercourse and birth control pills; an IUD or implant; or a shot, patch, or birth control ring before last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they or their partner did not use any method to prevent pregnancy during last sexual intercourse United States
Total  
Male  
Female  

Relationship violence among high school students who report dating in the past 12 months (grades 9-12), 2013 RH6
Percent of high school students who report they experienced physical dating violence, including being hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon on purpose by someone they were dating or going out with (during the 12 months before the survey) United States
Total  
Male  
Female  
Percent of high school students who report they experienced sexual dating violence, including kissing, touching, or being physically forced to have sexual intercourse (when they did not want to) by someone they were dating or going out with (during the 12 months before the survey) United States
Total  
Male  
Female  

Forced sex among high school students (grades 9-12), 2013 RH6
Percent of high school students who report they were ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse (when they did not want to) United States
Total  
Male  
Female  

DATA NOTES

All percentages (other than percent low birthweight births), have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision; based on fewer than 20 births in the numerator.

N/A: data do not exist on this measure for this state.


1
Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown separately.
2
Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.
3
Includes persons of Hispanic, non-Hispanic and origin not stated according to mother's reported race.
4
Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

DATA SOURCES

RH1
2013 Birth data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). National Vital Statistics System. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
RH2
Pregnancy and abortion rate data are from: Kost, K. and Henshaw, S. (2014) U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2010: National and State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity, New York: Guttmacher Institute. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends10.pdf
RH3
2013 Birth rate data are from: Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Osterman, M. J. K., Curtin, S.C., and Mathews, T. J. (2015). Births: Final data for 2013. National vital statistics reports 64(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_01.pdf
RH4
1991 Birth rate data are from: Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Ventura, S. J., Osterman, M. J. K., Kirmeyer, S., Mathews, T. J., Wilson, E.C. (2011). Births: Final data for 2009. National vital statistics reports 60(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_01.pdf
RH5
2012 Birth rate data are from: Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Ventura, S. J., Osterman, M. J. K., Mathews, T. J. (2013). Births: Final data for 2012. National vital statistics reports 62(9). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf
RH6
High school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). 1991-2013 High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Data. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
Last updated: September 15, 2015