Birth Rates for Teens According to Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: United States, 1990–2003 (Final, Selected Years) and 2004 (Preliminary)

Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of MotherBirth Ratea1991–2004, % Change
15–19 y
    All races41.241.647.761.859.9−33
    Non-Hispanic white26.827.432.643.442.5−38
    Non-Hispanic black62.764.779.2118.2116.2−47
    Asian or Pacific Islander17.417.420.527.326.4−36
    Native American52.553.158.384.181.1−38
15–17 y
    All races22.122.426.938.637.5−43
    Non-Hispanic white12.012.415.823.623.2−49
    Non-Hispanic black36.838.750.186.184.9−57
    Asian or Pacific Islander8.98.811.616.316.0−45
    American Indian30.130.634.151.948.5−42
18–19 y
    All races70.070.778.194.088.6−26
    Non-Hispanic white48.850.057.570.666.6−31
    Non-Hispanic black103.3105.3121.9162.2157.5−36
    Asian or Pacific Islander29.929.832.642.240.2−29
    Native American86.887.397.1134.2129.3−35
  • Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1997 OMB standards. California, Hawaii, Ohio (for December), Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington reported multiple-race data in 2003. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 OMB standards for comparability with other states. Rates for 1991 and 2000 were revised by using populations based on the 2000 census and may differ from those previously published (see ref 1). Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, natality.

  • 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.