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Teen Birth Rate

This indicator shows the rate of live births to resident mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 years.

Teen Birth Rate

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births/1,000 women aged 15-19 years
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Hawaii

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Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
The total number of live births excludes births for which the age of the mother is unknown. Values are not shown where the number of events is between 1 and 5.
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: May 2014

Why is this important?

Teen birth is of concern for the health outcomes of both the mother and the child. Pregnancy and delivery can be harmful to the teenager's health, as well as social and educational development. Babies born to teen mothers are more likely to be born preterm and/or have low birth weight. Responsible sexual behavior is one of the ten leading health indicators of Healthy People 2020. Responsible sexual behavior reduces unintended pregnancies, thus reducing the number of births.

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Teen Birth Rate : Time Series

2000: 46.4 2001: 44.0 2002: 40.8 2003: 39.6 2004: 38.2 2005: 38.7 2006: 41.8 2007: 42.0 2008: 42.6 2009: 40.7 2010: 32.4 2011: 29.7 2012: 28.1

births/1,000 women aged 15-19 years

Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 18.9 Black or African American: 33.2 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 140.4 Other: 1.6 White: 13.7 Overall: 28.1

births/1,000 women aged 15-19 years

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