TEEN BIRTHS IN missouri, Girls 15 - 19
2014
5,232
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$184
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
25 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-8%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2014
-61%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
  • Teen Birth Rate, by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2015
  • Change,
    1991-2015
  • Non-Hispanic White
  • 22
  • -56%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 37
  • -75%
  • Hispanic
  • 35
  • -46%
TEEN PREGNANCY IN missouri, Girls 15 - 19
2011
10,150
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2011
51 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-48%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN missouri, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
37.7
2015
EVER HAD SEX
87.9
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN missouri, Women 15 - 44
51
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$518
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In Missouri, Girls 15 - 19
2014
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
5,232
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$184 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3,516
Non-Hispanic Black
1,205
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
46
Asian/Pacific Islander
53
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
26%
Girls 18-19
73%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
25 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
-8%
From peak year, 1991
-61%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
22.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
37.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
35.1 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-56%
Non-Hispanic Black
-75%
Hispanic
-46%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
10.3 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
47.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-74%
Girls 18-19
-52%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
84%
Subsequent Births
16%
2014
Percent of Teen Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls
89%
Teen Pregnancy In Missouri, Girls 15 - 19
2011
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
10,150
2011
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
27%
Girls 18-19
72%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
51 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2010
-6%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-48%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
42 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
90 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
67 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
-46%
Non-Hispanic Black
-63%
Hispanic
N/A
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
24 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
89 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-4%
Girls 18-19
-6%
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-60%
Girls 18-19
-41%
Sex & Contraception In Missouri, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
37.7%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
20.2%
Grade 10
29.8%
Grade 11
45.3%
Grade 12
56.1%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
41.2%
Females
35.1%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
37.1%
Non-Hispanic Black
41.8%
Hispanic
40%
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
27.5%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
13.3%
Grade 10
20.6%
Grade 11
33.9%
Grade 12
42.5%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
29.2%
Females
26.1%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
27.6%
Non-Hispanic Black
25.9%
Hispanic
28.2%
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
4.1%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
5.2%
Grade 10
4.6%
Grade 11
3.2%
Grade 12
2.9%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
5.3%
Females
2.9%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
2.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
8.7%
Hispanic
8.6%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
87.9%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
88.8%
Grade 12
88.6%
Grade 9
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
87%
Females
89.5%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
90.7%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
56.4%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
55%
Grade 12
52.4%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
59.8%
Females
53.5%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
56.3%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
22.9%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
22.7%
Grade 12
27.7%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
18.8%
Females
27.1%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
24.4%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
33%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
33.3%
Grade 12
37.8%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
25.4%
Females
40.7%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Non-Hispanic White
34.7%
Unplanned Pregnancy In Missouri, Women 15 - 44
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
51%
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
46 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$518 million
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  • 26: Teen Pregnancy Rate

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