||How do States vary in their birth rates for mothers ages 15-17?
||In 2009, the birth rate for mothers ages 15–17 was nearly six times greater in the District of Columbia than in Vermont.
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- The U.S. birth rate for mothers ages 15–17 fell 48% between 1991 and 2009.
- During this period, the birth rate for mothers ages 15–17 declined in every state. The states with the largest relative decline include Vermont (down 69%) and Connecticut (60%), while rates in California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York all fell 58%. In the District of Columbia, the birth rate for mothers ages 15–17 fell 63%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01304.asp?qaDate=2009.
Released on March 05, 2012.
Data Source: Martin, J.A., Hamilton, B.E., Ventura, S.J., et al. Births: Final Data for 2009
. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 60, No. 01.
]. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics, 2011.
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