Teen Births 15-19 (per 1,000)

This indicator reports the rate of total births to women age of 15 - 19 per 1,000 female population age 15 - 19. This indicator is relevant because in many cases, teen parents have unique social, economic, and health support services. Additionally, high rates of teen pregnancy may indicate the prevalence of unsafe sex practices.
Report Area Female Population
Age 15 - 19
Births to Mothers Age 15 - 19 Teen Birth Rate (Per 1,000 Population)
Franklin County, PA 4,813 176 36.6
Pennsylvania 442,601 12,393 28
United States 10,736,677 392,962 36.6
Note: This Indicator is compared with the state average. Green - Better than state average, Red - Worse than state average.
Data Source: US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Indicators Warehouse. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. Accessed via CDC WONDER. 2006-12. Source geography: County

Births to Women Age 15-19, Rate (per 1,000 Pop.) by Time Period, 2002-2008 through 2006-2012
Report Area 2002-2008 2003-2009 2004-2010 2005-2011 2006-2012
Franklin County, PA 38.5 39.1 38 37.3 36.6
Pennsylvania 30.1 29.8 29.4 28.8 28
United States 41 40.3 39.3 38 36.6
Births to Women Age 15-19, Rate (per 1,000 Pop.) by Race / Ethnicity
Report Area Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic or Latino
Franklin County, PA 33.7 38.2 83.7
Pennsylvania 18.5 59.4 71.6
United States 24.6 54.9 62
Births: females 15-19 Years by Total (per 1,000)
By Total 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total 41.1
(35.4 - 46.8)
39.7
(34.1 - 45.3)
31.2
(26.2 - 36.2)
29.5
(24.6 - 34.5)
32.3
(27.1 - 37.4)
24.9
(20.3 - 29.4)
Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS)

Births: females 15-19 Years By Age (per 1,000)
By Age 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Aged 15-17 Years (Of Mother) 17.7
(13.3 - 23.2)
15.9
(11.7 - 21.1)
14.9
(10.8 - 20.0)
11.2
(7.7 - 15.8)
13.6
(9.7 - 18.5)
7.7
(4.9 - 11.6)
Aged 18-19 Years (Of Mother) 77.9
(65.3 - 90.4)
76.5
(64.1 - 88.9)
57.1
(46.2 - 68.0)
60.1
(48.6 - 71.5)
64.5
(52.4 - 76.5)
55.9
(45.1 - 68.6)
Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS)
Births: females 15-19 Years By Race/Ethnicity (per 1,000)
By Age 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Hispanic or Latino (Of Mother) 93.1
(59.0 - 139.7)
103.1
(67.9 - 149.9)
85.7
(66.4 - 108.8)
72.9
(55.7 - 93.6)
66.7
(40.7 - 103.0)
57.9
(43.5 - 75.6)
White, non-Hispanic (Of Mother) 38.2
(32.4 - 44.0)
35.6
(29.9 - 41.3)
30.1
(24.8 - 35.4)
28.7
(23.5 - 33.9)
29.8
(24.5 - 35.2)
23.1
(18.6 - 28.4)
Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Of Mother) 50.3
(35.8 - 68.8)
46.1
(32.6 - 63.2)
37.0
(25.3 - 52.3)
29.9
(19.5 - 43.7)
25.4
(15.9 - 38.4)
25.6
(16.0 - 38.7)
Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS)
Website Updated August 2016

Teen Births

Data Background

The Health Indicator Warehouse is the official repository of the nation's health data, providing public access to the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and others. When applicable, data can be obtained grouped by various information, including state, county, gender, race, ethnicity, and educational attainment.

The Division of Vital Statistics is a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) responsible for maintaining birth and death records for the nation. Data are compiled for the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) through a joint effort between the NCHS and various state and local health agencies, who are responsible for registering vital events – births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths. NVSS statistics are released annually in various data warehouses, including CDC WONDER , VitalStats, and the Health Indicator Warehouse .

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data (2008).

For more information about this source, including data collection methodology and definitions, refer to the American Community Survey website.

Methodology

Counts for this indicator represent the annual average births over the 5-year period 2007-2011. Original data was tabulated by the CDC based on information reported on each birth certificate. Rates represent the number of births per 1,000 female population based on the following formula:

Rate = [Births to Mothers Age 15-19] / [Female Population Age 15-19] * 1,000

Data was acquired from the Health Indicators Warehouse. For more information about this source, including data inclusion requirements and subject definitions, please visit the Health Indicator Warehouse indicator page or refer to the NVSS natality public use file documention .

Notes

Race and Ethnicity
Race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) are collected as two separate categories by state vital statistics registries based on methods established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997. In their original form, birth statistics from the CDC National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) are available by race alone (White, Black, Amer. Indian/AK Native, and Asian) ethnicity alone (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic), or by combined race and ethnicity. Birth data from the Health Indicators Warehouse is provided using combined race/ethnicity. Due to sample size, data for this indicator is only reported for White (Non-Hispanic), Black (Non-Hispanic), Other (Non-Hispanic) and the Hispanic or Latino population.

Data Suppression
Suppression is used to protect confidentiality and to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable. Data is suppressed for all indicator components (geographic area + population group) with fewer than 20 births over the report period.

Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016