Less favorable socioeconomic conditions, such as low education and low income levels of a teen’s family, may contribute to high teen birth rates. 7 Teens in child welfare systems are at higher risk of teen pregnancy and birth than other groups. For example, young women living in foster care are more than twice as likely to become pregnant than those not in foster care. 8.
53 rows · In , the lowest teen birth rates were reported in the Northeast, while rates were highest Author: Office of Adolescent Health.
Although teen pregnancy rates have declined in recent decades, the U.S. rate is still one of the highest in the developed world. By tracking the changing health care landscape and providing quality data and policy analysis, the Guttmacher Institute strives to shed light on U.S. teen pregnancy and on the social and economic factors that contribute to it.
Differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic. When the number of events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.