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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
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Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)
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
Teen birth rate; Hispanic
Teen birth rate; White Non-Hispanic