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Teen Pregnancjes in Developed Nations
STATE
BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
United States 26.5
Washington, D.C. 32.1
1 Massachusetts 12.1
2 New Hampshire 12.6
3 Connecticut 12.9
4 Vermont 14.5
5 New Jersey 14.8
6 Minnesota 16.8
7 Maine 17.4
8 Rhode Island 17.7
8 New York 17.7
10 Maryland 19.4
11 Wisconsin 19.6
12 Virginia 20.1
13 Washington 20.5
14 Utah 20.6
15 Pennsylvania 20.9
16 Oregon 21.6
17 Iowa 22.1
18 Colorado 23.4
19 Michigan 23.6
19 California 23.6
21 North Dakota 24.1
22 Florida 24.6
22 Illinois 24.6
24 Delaware 24.7
25 Nebraska 24.9
26 Hawaii 25.1
27 Idaho 25.7
28 Ohio 27.2
29 Montana 27.9
30 North Carolina 28.4
31 South Dakota 29.1
32 Kansas 29.6
32 Wyoming 29.6
34 Missouri 30
35 Alaska 30.3
35 Indiana 30.3
35 Nevada 30.3
38 Georgia 30.5
39 South Carolina 31.6
40 Arizona 33.1
41 Alabama 34.3
42 Tennessee 34.7
43 Louisiana 39.2
44 Kentucky 39.5
45 West Virginia 40.1
46 Texas 41
47 Mississippi 42.6
48 Oklahoma 42.9
49 New Mexico 43.3
50 Arkansas 43.
d 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 26.5 per 1,000 women in this age group.1 This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 10% from 2012. Birth rates fell 13% for women aged 15–17 years, and 8% for women aged 18–19 years. Still, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is substantially higher than in other western industrialized nations.2While reasons for the declines are not clear, teens seem to be less sexually active, and sexually active teens seem to be using birth control than in previous years.3Birth Rates (Live Births) per 1,000 Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity, Select YearsBirth Rates (Live Births) per 1,000 Females Aged 15–19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity, Select Years. Click on image for data point details. Text version of this graphSources:Source: Martin, JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, Curtin SC, Mathews TJ. Births:…

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