Birth rates for teenagers aged 15-17 by ethnic group 1991-2018

This statistic shows birth rates among teenagers aged 15 to 17 years in 1991, 2007, and 2014 to 2018, sorted by ethnic origin. About 70 out of every 1,000 Hispanic women aged 15 to 17 gave birth in 1991. In comparison, the birth rate for Hispanic women in that age group was much lower in 2018, at around 12.4 out of every 1,000 women.

Birth rates among U.S. teenagers aged 15-17 in selected years between 1991 and 2018, by ethnicity

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

1991 to 2018

Age group

15 to 17 years

Supplementary notes

This statistic includes births to race and origin groups not shown separately, such as white Hispanic and black Hispanic women, and births with origin not stated.
Figures from 2015 and earlier were taken from the previous year's report.
In 2016, the category "Asian or Pacific Islander" was broken down into two separate categories "Asian" and "Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander".

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