Minnesota Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts

Minnesota was ranked 44 out of 51 (50 states + the District of Columbia) on 2010 final 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 – Minnesota was ranked 49 out of 51 (50 states + the District of Columbia) in pregnancies to females aged 15- 19 in 2005.RH2

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 Number of births to females under 20 years of age, 2010  RH3
Total1MinnesotaUnited States
Females under 20 years of age4,081372,175
Females agedMinnesotaUnited States
Under 15464,497
15-171,071109,173
18-192,964258,505
15-194,035367,678
Mother's race/ethnicityMinnesotaUnited States
Non-Hispanic white2,104145,070
Non-Hispanic black68989,902
American Indian or Alaska Native2,32757,508
Asian or Pacific Islander2,33606,311
Hispanic4698123,609

1 Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown below. Unknown race of mother is imputed.

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 origin 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), 2010  RH1
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Females aged 15-1922.534.2
Females agedMinnesotaUnited States
15-1710.017.3
18-1941.358.2

 Percent change in the teen birth rate, 1991-2010 and 2009-2010  RH1, RH4
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1991 to 2010)-40%-45%
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (2009 to 2010)-7%-10%

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

2010 numbers used to calculate the percent change in the teen birth rate are based on 2010 Census estimates.

 Of all births to females under 20 years of age, percent by race/ethnicity, 2010  RH3
Mother's race/ethnicity1MinnesotaUnited States
Non-Hispanic white52%39%
Non-Hispanic black17%24%
American Indian or Alaska Native2,37%2%
Asian or Pacific Islander2,39%2%
Hispanic417%33%

1 Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown below. Unknown race of mother is imputed.

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 origin according to mother’s reported race.

4 Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

 Percent repeat births, of all births to females under 20 years of age, 2010  RH3
Total1MinnesotaUnited States
Females under 20 years of age17%18%
Mother's race/ethnicityMinnesotaUnited States
Non-Hispanic white12%15%
Non-Hispanic black18%20%
American Indian or Alaska Native2,327%21%
Asian or Pacific Islander2,325%17%
Hispanic421%21%

1 Includes all births, including those with Hispanic origin not stated and not shown below. Unknown race of mother is imputed.

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 origin 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 outside of marriage (nonmarital), 2010  RH3
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Females under 20 years of age93%88%
Females agedMinnesotaUnited States
Under 15100%99%
15-1797%95%
18-1992%85%
15-1993%88%

 Percent low birthweight births, among females under 20 years of age, 2010  RH3
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Females under 20 years of age8.0%9.6%

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), 2005  RH2
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Females aged 15-194370
Females agedMinnesotaUnited States
15-172138
18-1975118

 Percent change in the teen pregnancy rate, 1988-2005  RH2
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1988 to 2005)-38%-37%

The teen pregnancy rate was 69 pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in Minnesota in 1988, 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), 2005  RH2
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Females aged 15-191119
Females agedMinnesotaUnited States
15-17611
18-191831

 Percent change in the teen abortion rate, 1988-2005  RH2
TotalMinnesotaUnited States
Change in rate to females aged 15-19 (1988 to 2005)-62%-56%

The U.S. teen abortion rate peaked at 43.5 abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in 1988. The teen abortion rate for Minnesota was 29 abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19 in 1988.

 Sexual behaviors among high school students (grades 9-12), 2011  RH5
Percent of high school students who have ever had sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A47%
MaleN/A49%
FemaleN/A46%
Percent of high school students who had sexual intercourse for the first time before 13 years of ageMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A6%
MaleN/A9%
FemaleN/A3%
Percent of high school students who have had sexual intercourse with 4 or more personsMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A15%
MaleN/A18%
FemaleN/A13%
Percent of high school students who drank alcohol or used drugs before last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A22%
MaleN/A26%
FemaleN/A18%

 HIV/AIDS education among high school students (grades 9-12), 2011  RH5
Percent of high school students who were ever taught in school about AIDS or HIV infectionMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A84%
MaleN/A84%
FemaleN/A84%

 Birth control use among sexually active high school students (grades 9-12), 2011  RH5
Percent of high school students who used a condom during last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A60%
MaleN/A67%
FemaleN/A54%
Percent of high school students who used birth control pills before last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A18%
MaleN/A13%
FemaleN/A23%
Used Depo-Provera (or any injectable birth control), Nuva Ring (or any birth control ring), Implanon (or any implant), or any IUD before last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A5%
MaleN/A3%
FemaleN/A7%
Used both a condom during last sexual intercourse and Depo-Provera (or any injectable birth control), Nuva Ring (or any birth control ring), Implanon (or any implant), or any IUD before last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A9%
MaleN/A7%
FemaleN/A12%
Percent of high school students who did not use any method to prevent pregnancy during last sexual intercourseMinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A13%
MaleN/A11%
FemaleN/A15%

 Relationship violence and forced sex among high school students (grades 9-12), 2011  RH5
Percent of high school students who have been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend (during the 12 months before the survey)MinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A9%
MaleN/A9%
FemaleN/A9%
Percent of high school students who were ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse (when they did not want to)MinnesotaUnited States
TotalN/A8%
MaleN/A4%
FemaleN/A12%

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 below. Unknown race of mother is imputed.
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 origin according to mother’s reported race.
4
Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

DATA SOURCES

RH1
2010 birth rate data are from: Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Ventura, S. J., Osterman, M. J. K., Wilson, E.C., and Mathews, T. J. (2012). Births: Final data for 2010. National vital statistics reports 61(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_01.pdf
RH2
Pregnancy and abortion rate data are from: Guttmacher Institute. (2010). U.S. teenage pregnancies, births and abortions: National and state trends and trends by race and ethnicity. Washington, DC: Guttmacher Institute. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf
RH3
2010 Birth data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. VitalStats. Retrieved December 21, 2012 from http://205.207.175.93/vitalstats/ReportFolders/reportFolders.aspx
RH4
1991 and 2009 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. (2011). Births: Final data for 2009. Table B. National vital statistics reports 60(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_01.pdf
RH5
High school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). 1991-2011 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Retrieved December 21, 2012, from http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline
Last updated: August 23, 2013