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Percent of Births to Teenage Mothers

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Overview

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy reports that teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined by about one-third since the 1990s. Teen pregnancy rates are at their lowest in 20 years and teen birth rates are at the lowest level ever recorded in this country. However, the US still has the highest rates of teen pregnancies, and births among other industrialized nations. The total number of teen births in the US for 2006 was 421,241 and the number of teen pregnancies is almost twice that.  Because teen mothers are likely to drop out of high school, their children are at a greater risk of living in poverty and become subjected to the multiple risk factors associated with being poor.

Percent of Births to Teenage Mothers

The Top 10 results for 2012 (ranked by % Births to Teen Mothers)

Zip Code% Births to Teen MothersTeen Mother BirthsTotal BirthsYear
6205950.05102012
6225536.44112012
6206034.725722012
6208833.3132012
6313332.1511592012
6310729.8652182012
6220428.8461602012
6312027.7521882012
6220627.0682522012
6205826.74152012

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DATA NOTES
Calculation: (Number of births to teens under 20/Total number of births) x 100.
Calculations made by Vision for Children at Risk.
† Denotes ZIP codes with fewer than 15 total births.
* Data Not Available. The State of Illinois no longer releases data for which there are fewer than 12 incidences per ZIP code.

COMPARATIVE NORM:
U.S: 10.3%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Vital Statistics Report (2004)