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Teen birth rate

This indicator shows the rate of births to teens ages 15-19 years (per 1,000 population). Teen pregnancy is linked to a host of social problems such as poverty, lack of overall child well-being, out-of-wedlock births, lack of responsible fatherhood, health issues, school failure, child abuse and neglect and at-risk behaviors.

Measurement Period: 2015
Value: 22.5






HP 2020

  • 6.1
  • 28.1
  • 50.7

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Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)

  • 17.8
    • 6.1
    • 28.1
    • 50.7
  • Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) provides a framework for continual progress toward a healthier Maryland. The SHIP includes 39 measures in five focus areas that represent what it means for Maryland to be healthy.

    Each measure has a data source and a target, and where possible, can be assessed at the county level. Detailed information is provided for each objective organized by Vision Areas in links below.


  • Teen birth rate; Black Non-Hispanic
      Low: 10.9             High: 84.6
  • Teen birth rate; Hispanic
      Low: 12             High: 109
  • Teen birth rate; White Non-Hispanic
      Low: 2.6             High: 38.3

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2015 22.5
    2014 17.7
    2013 39.9
    2012 30.4
    2011 24.4
    2010 31.6



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