Children And Youth
Live Births to Teen Mothers

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Live Births to Teen Mothers

What does this measure?

The number of live births among females ages 15 to 19, expressed as a percentage of females in that age group.

Why is this important?

Not only can teenage pregnancy derail a young woman's life, it also has far-reaching effects on children. The children of teen mothers are at risk of a variety of developmental and health problems and are more likely to have lower school achievement or drop out of school. Daughters of teenage mothers are more likely to give birth as teenagers themselves and sons are more likely to be incarcerated.

How is the region performing?

In 2017, there were 11 live births per 1,000 teen females in the region, below the state rate (excluding New York City) of 12. Since 2000, the regional rate decreased 58% from 26 per 1,000, in line with the state trend. As of 2017, Sullivan County had the highest rate in the region (16), followed by Orange County (15). Rates were substantially lower in Putnam (3), Dutchess and Greene (both at 7).

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of births--a female may have more than one live birth within a given year. Multiple births, such as twins or triplets, are counted as one live birth.

Live Births to Teen Mothers
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region262522211919192119191816151312121011
Columbia County34301933232421242526252219221681411
Dutchess County2219181615131514131314121188977
Greene County2822292121272131163024152218141177
Orange County293025252424222525232121181615161415
Putnam County588766477456544233
Sullivan County443733393135343628322625272620171816
Ulster County24262420191621212018171414101112710
NYS (excluding NYC)282624232121222222212018181614131212
U.S.484543414140414140383431292624222019

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Notes: Rate per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old.




Number of Live Births to Teen Mothers
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region918919829838780781798882813784734661604507458447380401
Columbia County635638654752445052524638323526122116
Dutchess County21419718717516914917316715315316613812397941017375
Greene County3832433233413248244333202923171388
Orange County344362305319309323299356352313295294254216200210190201
Putnam County1324232120201422241416191714137109
Sullivan County108938510180939210075866662636145363936
Ulster County13815514812512210314413913312311290866163683956
NYS (excluding NYC)10,1899,8019,3268,9298,5358,6498,9089,1918,9978,6527,9757,3336,9346,1515,4774,9834,6664,373
U.S.468,990445,944425,493414,580415,262414,593435,436444,899434,758409,802367,678329,772305,388273,105249,078229,715209,809194,377

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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