TEEN BIRTHS IN alabama, Girls 15 - 19
2015
4,739
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$167
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
30.1 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-6%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2014
-59%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
  • Teen Birth Rate, by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2015
  • Change,
    1991-2015
  • Non-Hispanic White
  • 26
  • -54%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 36
  • -67%
  • Hispanic
  • 51
  • N/A
TEEN PREGNANCY IN alabama, Girls 15 - 19
2013
7,610
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2013
48 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-19%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2011
-57%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN alabama, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
46.3
2015
EVER HAD SEX
82.3
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN alabama, Women 15 - 44
55
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$323
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In Alabama, Girls 15 - 19
2015
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
4,739
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$167 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
2,708
Non-Hispanic Black
1,894
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
21
Asian/Pacific Islander
30
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
27%
Girls 18-19
72%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
30.1 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
-6%
From peak year, 1991
-59%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
26.3 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
35.8 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
51.3 Births per 1,000 Girls
2012
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity from 2012°
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
From 2012, American Indian/Alaska Native
N/A
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-54%
Non-Hispanic Black
-67%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
13.5 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
55.8 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2013
Girls 15-17
-7%
Girls 18-19
-4%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-72%
Girls 18-19
-49%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
84%
Subsequent Births
16%
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
84%
Teen Pregnancy In Alabama, Girls 15 - 19
2013
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
7,610
2013
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
27%
Girls 18-19
72%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
48 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2011
-19%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-57%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
N/A Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
22 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
86 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-27%
Girls 18-19
-13%
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-71%
Girls 18-19
-46%
Sex & Contraception In Alabama, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
46.3%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
29.6%
Grade 10
38.8%
Grade 11
54.9%
Grade 12
67%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
49.5%
Females
43.6%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
41.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
55.4%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
34.9%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
19.5%
Grade 10
26.7%
Grade 11
43%
Grade 12
54%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
34.8%
Females
34.9%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
33.1%
Non-Hispanic Black
39.9%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
6.9%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
6.7%
Grade 10
6.2%
Grade 11
9%
Grade 12
6%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
10.4%
Females
3.8%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3.3%
Non-Hispanic Black
14.1%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
15.4%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
6.9%
Grade 10
9%
Grade 11
21.8%
Grade 12
26.3%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
19.5%
Females
11.7%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
13.4%
Non-Hispanic Black
19.8%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
82.3%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
82.8%
Grade 12
84.1%
Grade 9
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
83%
Females
81.5%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
84.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
79.4%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
50.9%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
53.6%
Grade 12
43.2%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
58.9%
Females
42.8%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
48.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
53.7%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
18.8%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
39%
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
22.8%
Grade 12
22.8%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
12.9%
Females
24.3%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
23.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
12.4%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
29.6%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
34.1%
Grade 12
37.7%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
18.4%
Females
39%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
27%
Non-Hispanic White
30.8%
Unplanned Pregnancy In Alabama, 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
48 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 $)
$323 million
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  • 31: Decline in Teen Birth Rate
  • 39: Teen Pregnancy Rate

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