Teen Birth Rate
Shows the birth rate to females aged 15-19 per 1,000 live births. In 2012, a total of 305,388 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 29.4 per 1,000 women in this age group. This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 6% from 2011. Birth rates fell 8% for women aged 15–17 years, and 5% for women aged 18–19 years. While reasons for the declines are not clear, teens seem to be less sexually active, and more of those who are sexually active seem to be using birth control than in previous years.
Measurement Period: 2010
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Peers included in this indicator:
- Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics.
Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.
This county has 38 peer counties
Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 3
were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty
All Peer Counties for Summit
San Francisco, CA;
San Joaquin, CA;
District of Columbia, DC;
Baltimore city, MD;
El Paso, TX;