Table 4.

Birth Rates for Teens by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: United States, Final 1990–1996 and Preliminary 1997

Age and Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother19971996199519941993199219911990Percent Change 1991–97
15–19 Years
 All races52.954.456.858.959.660.762.159.9−14.8
 White, total46.848.150.151.151.151.852.850.8−11.4
  White, non-Hispanic36.437.639.340.440.741.743.442.5−16.1
 Black, total89.591.496.1104.5108.6112.4115.5112.8−22.5
 Hispanic*99.1101.8106.7107.7106.8107.1106.7100.3−7.1
15–17 Years
 All races32.633.836.037.637.837.838.737.5−15.8
 White, total27.428.430.030.730.330.130.729.5−10.7
  White, non-Hispanic19.520.622.022.822.722.723.623.2−17.4
 Black, total62.364.769.776.379.881.384.182.3−25.9
 Hispanic*68.269.072.974.071.771.470.665.9−3.4
18–19 Years
 All races84.486.089.191.592.194.594.488.6−10.6
 White, total76.678.481.282.182.183.883.578.0−8.3
  White, non-Hispanic62.563.766.167.467.769.870.566.6−11.3
 Black, total131.2132.5137.1148.3151.9157.9158.6152.9−17.3
 Hispanic*145.8151.1157.9158.0159.1159.7158.5147.7−8.0
  • * Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

    Note: Rates per 1000 women in specified group.