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CDC QuickStats: Birth Rates Among Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1991 and 2014

The figure is a bar chart showing that from 1991 to 2014, the birth rate for females aged 15-19 years declined 61%, from 61.8 to 24.2 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for the United States.

Declines ranged from 60% for non-Hispanic white teens to 72% for Asian or Pacific Islander teens. Despite the declines among all groups, teen birth rates by race/ethnicity continued to reflect wide disparities.

In 1991, rates ranged from 27.3 per 1,000 for Asian or Pacific Islanders to 118.2 for non-Hispanic blacks; in 2014, rates ranged from 7.7 for Asian or Pacific Islanders to 38.0 for Hispanics.

From 1991 to 2014, the birth rate for females aged 15–19 years declined 61%, from 61.8 to 24.2 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for the United States.

Declines ranged from 60% for non-Hispanic white teens to 72% for Asian or Pacific Islander teens. Despite the declines among all groups, teen birth rates by race/ethnicity continued to reflect wide disparities.

In 1991, rates ranged from 27.3 per 1,000 for Asian or Pacific Islanders to 118.2 for non-Hispanic blacks; in 2014, rates ranged from 7.7 for Asian or Pacific Islanders to 38.0 for Hispanics.

[CDC MMWR Weekly, January 1, 2016 / 6 (50);1388; http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6450a6.htm?s_cid=mm6450a6_e ; Source: Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Osterman MJ, et al. Births: final data for 2014. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2015;65(12). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_12.pdf Adobe PDF file.
Reported by: T.J. Mathews, MS; Brady E. Hamilton, PhD]