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Top 10 States With Highest Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Rates

More Teens Become Pregnant, Give Birth in These States

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Top 10 States With Highest Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Rates

19-year-old Florida teen Bryttany Ferko during her 9th month. Florida has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the U.S.

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A September 2006 report by the Guttmacher Institute compiled teenage pregnancy statistics in the United States gathered state by state in 2000. Based on available data, below are listings of states ranked by pregnancy and birth rates.

States ranked by rates of pregnancy among women age 15-19 (pregnancies per thousand):

 

  1. Nevada (113)
  2. Arizona (104)
  3. Mississippi (103)
  4. New Mexico (103)
  5. Texas (101)
  6. Florida (97)
  7. California (96)
  8. Georgia (95)
  9. North Carolina (95)
  10. Arkansas (93)

States ranked by rates of live births among women age 15-19 (births per thousand):

 

  1. Mississippi (71)
  2. Texas (69)
  3. Arizona (67)
  4. Arkansas (66)
  5. New Mexico (66)
  6. Georgia (63)
  7. Louisiana (62)
  8. Nevada (61)
  9. Alabama (61)
  10. Oklahoma (60)

Source:
"U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity" Guttmacher Institute September 2006.

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