TEEN BIRTHS IN new mexico, Girls 15 - 19
2014
2,543
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$103
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
34.6 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-8%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from 2014
-56%
CHANGE IN TEEN BIRTH RATE from peak year 1991
  • Teen Birth Rate, by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2015
  • Change,
    1991-2015
  • Non-Hispanic White
  • 21
  • -60%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 23
  • -79%
  • Hispanic
  • 41
  • -59%
TEEN PREGNANCY IN new mexico, Girls 15 - 19
2011
5,110
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2011
72 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-10%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2010
-42%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN new mexico, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
37.1
2015
EVER HAD SEX
85.2
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN new mexico, Women 15 - 44
55
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$239
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In New Mexico, Girls 15 - 19
2014
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
2,543
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$103 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
358
Non-Hispanic Black
40
Hispanic
1,772
American Indian/Alaska Native
402
Asian/Pacific Islander
12
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Age *
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
30%
Girls 18-19
69%
2015
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Birth Rate Among Girls Age 15-19
34.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
-8%
From peak year, 1991
-56%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
20.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
22.5 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
40.7 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1991°
Non-Hispanic White
-60%
Non-Hispanic Black
-79%
Hispanic
-59%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
17.1 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
61.4 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-66%
Girls 18-19
-51%
2014
Proportion of Teen Births by Birth Order ᵻ
First Births
82%
Subsequent Births
18%
2014
Percent of Teen Births that are Nonmarital
Unmarried Girls
88%
Teen Pregnancy In New Mexico, Girls 15 - 19
2011
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
5,110
2011
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
2%
Girls 15-17
33%
Girls 18-19
65%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
72 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2010
-10%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-42%
2011
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
86 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
-45%
2011
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
41 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
117 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-11%
Girls 18-19
-9%
2011
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-49%
Girls 18-19
-38%
Sex & Contraception In New Mexico, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
37.1%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
19.1%
Grade 10
31.7%
Grade 11
45.8%
Grade 12
58.9%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
39%
Females
35.1%
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
33%
Non-Hispanic Black
33.8%
Hispanic
39.4%
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
25.1%
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
11%
Grade 10
20%
Grade 11
30.7%
Grade 12
44.7%
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
24.6%
Females
25.5%
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
21.2%
Non-Hispanic Black
23.5%
Hispanic
27.4%
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
4.3%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
4.9%
Grade 10
5.3%
Grade 11
2.8%
Grade 12
3.9%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
6%
Females
2.7%
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
3.7%
Non-Hispanic Black
7%
Hispanic
4.7%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners
Four or More Lifetime Sexual Partners
8.7%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Grade
Grade 9
3%
Grade 10
6.8%
Grade 11
10.8%
Grade 12
16.8%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Gender
Males
11%
Females
6.5%
2015
Four or More Sexual Partners by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
7.8%
Non-Hispanic Black
13.5%
Hispanic
9.3%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex
Among Sexually Active High School Students
85.2%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 10
83.2%
Grade 11
85.6%
Grade 12
86.7%
Grade 9
84%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
88.3%
Females
82.5%
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
88.3%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
84.3%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
52.1%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
61.4%
Grade 10
54.8%
Grade 11
52.4%
Grade 12
47.7%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
59.5%
Females
45.4%
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
52.6%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
52.3%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
Students Who Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex
14.9%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
8.9%
Grade 10
13%
Grade 11
13.3%
Grade 12
19.3%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
13%
Females
16.7%
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
16.1%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
15.7%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex
Used Any Hormonal Method at Last Sex
28.4%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
13.4%
Grade 10
24.4%
Grade 11
26%
Grade 12
37.3%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
22.8%
Females
33.5%
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic
28.9%
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Non-Hispanic White
31.4%
Unplanned Pregnancy In New Mexico, Women 15 - 44
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
55%
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
56 Pregnancies per 1,000 Women
2010
Public Costs of Unplanned Pregnancies
Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unplanned Pregnancies (in Millions of $)
$239 million
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  • 46: Teen Birth Rate
  • 36: Decline in Teen Birth Rate
  • 50: Teen Pregnancy Rate

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