TEEN BIRTHS IN arkansas, Girls 15 - 19
2015
3,677
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$129
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
38 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
N/A
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2014
-52%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
  • Teen Birth Rate, by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2015
  • Change,
    1991-2015
  • Non-Hispanic White
  • 34
  • -50%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 51
  • -60%
  • Hispanic
  • 45
  • -34%
TEEN PREGNANCY IN arkansas, Girls 15 - 19
2013
5,610
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2013
59 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-14%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2011
-48%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN arkansas, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
46
2015
EVER HAD SEX
80
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN arkansas, Women 15 - 44
55
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$329
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In Arkansas, Girls 15 - 19
2015
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
3,677
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$129 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
2,363
Non-Hispanic Black
957
Hispanic
387
American Indian/Alaska Native
30
Asian/Pacific Islander
56
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
25%
Girls 18-19
74%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
38 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
N/A
From peak year, 1991
-52%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
33.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
50.8 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
45.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2012°
From 2012, American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
From 2012, Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
From 2012, Hispanic
N/A
From 2012, Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
From 2012, Non-Hispanic White
N/A
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-50%
Non-Hispanic Black
-60%
Hispanic
-34%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
15.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
72.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2013
Girls 15-17
-4%
Girls 18-19
-4%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-68%
Girls 18-19
-41%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
82%
Subsequent Births
18%
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Age ᵻ
Girls 15-17
N/A
Girls 18-19
N/A
2014
Percent that are Subsequent Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity ᵻ
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
2014
Percent of Teen Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls, 2010
85%
Teen Pregnancy In Arkansas, Girls 15 - 19
2013
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
5,610
2013
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
26%
Girls 18-19
73%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
59 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2011
-14%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-48%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
51 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
85 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
64 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
-48%
Non-Hispanic Black
-53%
Hispanic
-45%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
26 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
110 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-21%
Girls 18-19
-8%
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-65%
Girls 18-19
-38%
Sex & Contraception In Arkansas, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
46%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
27.2%
Grade 10
41.2%
Grade 11
50.5%
Grade 12
69.6%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
47.3%
Females
44.7%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
44.1%
Non-Hispanic Black
57%
Hispanic
37.7%
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
34.1%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
19%
Grade 10
27%
Grade 11
37.4%
Grade 12
57.4%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
34.1%
Females
34.1%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
32.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
43.6%
Hispanic
25.2%
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
5.9%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
6.3%
Grade 10
4.9%
Grade 11
5%
Grade 12
6.8%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
9.3%
Females
2.7%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
4.4%
Non-Hispanic Black
6.9%
Hispanic
12.2%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
16%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
8.7%
Grade 10
12%
Grade 11
14.4%
Grade 12
30.6%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
19.3%
Females
12.9%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
14.2%
Non-Hispanic Black
20.3%
Hispanic
17%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
80%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 10
83.9%
Grade 11
89.7%
Grade 12
74.9%
Grade 9
74.3%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
83.4%
Females
77.2%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
81.3%
Non-Hispanic Black
79.7%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
52.7%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
47.9%
Grade 10
51%
Grade 11
59.5%
Grade 12
51.4%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
59.6%
Females
46.8%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
48.8%
Non-Hispanic Black
66.4%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
17.8%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
21.6%
Grade 10
17.4%
Grade 11
19.4%
Grade 12
15.5%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
15%
Females
20.1%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
22.1%
Non-Hispanic Black
9.9%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
28.1%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
28.6%
Grade 10
31.9%
Grade 11
27.3%
Grade 12
27.1%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
22.9%
Females
32.5%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
18.6%
Non-Hispanic White
32.9%
Unplanned Pregnancy In Arkansas, Women 15 - 44
2008
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Unmarried Women 18-29
N/A
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
55%
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
50 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2008
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Unmarried Women 18-29
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$329 million
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  • 49: Teen Pregnancy Rate

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