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Teen Birth Rate

This indicator shows the birth rate in live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years.

Teen Birth Rate

27.6
37.1
Comparison: CA Counties 

9.9

live births/1,000 females aged 15-19
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Marin

Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 58 California counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 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 teenagers' health, as well as social and educational development. Babies born to teen mothers are more likely to be born preterm and/or low birth weight. Responsible sexual behavior reduces unintended pregnancies, and thus reduces the number of births to adolescent females.

Teen Birth Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 11.7 2004-2006: 11.8 2005-2007: 12.2 2006-2008: 12.3 2007-2009: 11.9 2008-2010: 10.9 2009-2011: 12.6 2010-2012: 9.9

live births/1,000 females aged 15-19

Teen Birth Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

9.9

live births/1,000 females aged 15-19
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Marin

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 taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 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 teenagers' health, as well as social and educational development. Babies born to teen mothers are more likely to be born preterm and/or low birth weight. Responsible sexual behavior reduces unintended pregnancies, and thus reduces the number of births to adolescent females.

Teen Birth Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 11.7 2004-2006: 11.8 2005-2007: 12.2 2006-2008: 12.3 2007-2009: 11.9 2008-2010: 10.9 2009-2011: 12.6 2010-2012: 9.9

live births/1,000 females aged 15-19