Birth Rates for Teenagers According to Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, United States, Selected Years: 1990–2006 (Final) and 2007 (Preliminary)

Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of MotherBirth RateaPercent Change
15–19 y
    All races42.541.940.547.761.859.91−34
    Non-Hispanic whiteb27.226.625.932.643.442.52−40
    Non-Hispanic blackb64.363.760.979.2118.2116.21−48
    Asian or Pacific Islander17.317.017.020.527.326.42−38
    Native Americanc59.055.052.758.384.181.17−37
15–17 y
    All races22.222.021.426.938.637.51−45
    Non-Hispanic whiteb11.811.811.515.823.623.20−51
    Non-Hispanic blackb35.836.234.950.186.184.9−1−59
    Asian or Pacific Islander8.−5−50
    Native Americanc31.730.730.534.151.948.53−41
18–19 y
    All races73.973.069.978.194.088.61−26
    Non-Hispanic whiteb50.549.348.057.570.666.62−32
    Non-Hispanic blackb109.3108.4103.0121.9162.2157.51−36
    Asian or Pacific Islander30.729.530.132.642.240.24−29
    Native Americanc101.393.087.697.1134.2129.39−35
  • Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 OMB standards. Twenty-seven states in 2007, 23 in 2006, and 19 in 2005 reported multiple-race data. Multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 OMB standards for comparability with other states.

  • a Rates per 1000 women in specified group.

  • b In 1991 excludes data for New Hampshire and in 1990 excludes data for New Hampshire and Oklahoma, which did not report Hispanic origin on the birth certificate.

  • c Includes births to Aleuts and Eskimos.

  • d Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

  • Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, natality.