TEEN BIRTHS IN tennessee, Girls 15 - 19
2015
6,267
NUMBER OF TEEN BIRTHS
2010
$230
MILLION SPENT ON TEEN CHILDBEARING

Teen Birth Rate

2015
30.5 BIRTHS PER 1,000 GIRLS
-8%
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
  • 27
  • -57%
  • Non-Hispanic Black
  • 40
  • -69%
  • Hispanic
  • 49
  • N/A
TEEN PREGNANCY IN tennessee, Girls 15 - 19
2013
10,060
NUMBER OF TEEN PREGNANCIES

Teen Pregnancy Rate

2013
49 PREGNANCIES PER 1,000 GIRLS
-16%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from 2011
-56%
CHANGE IN TEEN PREGNANCY RATE from peak year 1988
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IN tennessee, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
N/A
2015
EVER HAD SEX
N/A
2015
USED ANY CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD AT LAST SEX
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN tennessee, Women 15 - 44
56
2010
OF PREGNANCIES ARE UNPLANNED
$531
2010
MILLION SPENT ON UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES
Teen Births In Tennessee, Girls 15 - 19
2015
Number of Teen Births
Number of Births to Girls Age 15-19, 2010
6,267
2010
Costs of Teen Childbearing
Costs of Teen Childbearing, 2008 (in Millions of $)
$230 million
2014
Number of Teen Births by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
4,185
Non-Hispanic Black
1,935
Hispanic
N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native
29
Asian/Pacific Islander
62
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
30.5 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate
From 2014
-8%
From peak year, 1991
-59%
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Race/Ethnicity°
Non-Hispanic White
26.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
40 Births per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
49.1 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
-57%
Non-Hispanic Black
-69%
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Teen Birth Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
12.6 Births per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
58.8 Births per 1,000 Girls
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rate by Age from 2013
Girls 15-17
-7%
Girls 18-19
-6%
2015
Change in Teen Birth Rates By Age from peak year, 1991
Girls 15-17
-74%
Girls 18-19
-47%
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
87%
Teen Pregnancy In Tennessee, Girls 15 - 19
2013
Number of Teen Pregnancies
Number of Teen Pregnancies
10,060
2013
Proportion of Teen Pregnancies by Age ƚ
Girls Under 15
1%
Girls 15-17
27%
Girls 18-19
73%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate
Teen Pregnancy Rate
49 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate
From 2011
-16%
From peak year, 1988 ‡
-56%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
41 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Non-Hispanic Black
72 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Hispanic
70 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rates by Race/Ethnicity from peak year, 1992 ‡
Non-Hispanic White
-55%
Non-Hispanic Black
-63%
Hispanic
-33%
2013
Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age
Girls 15-17
22 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
Girls 18-19
90 Pregnancies per 1,000 Girls
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from 2010
Girls 15-17
-19%
Girls 18-19
-13%
2013
Change in Teen Pregnancy Rate by Age from peak year, 1988 ‡
Girls 15-17
-70%
Girls 18-19
-45%
Sex & Contraception In Tennessee, High school students
2015
Ever Had Sex
Among High School Students
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Ever Had Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sexually Active
Among High School Students
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Sexually Active by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13
Sex Before Age 13
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Sex Before Age 13 by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
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
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
Grade 9
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used Any Contraceptive Method at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
Non-Hispanic Black
N/A
Hispanic
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex
Used a Condom at Last Sex
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used a Condom at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
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
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
2015
Used Birth Control Pills at Last Sex by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White
N/A
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
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Grade
Grade 9
N/A
Grade 10
N/A
Grade 11
N/A
Grade 12
N/A
2015
Used Any Hormonal or Long Acting Method at Last Sex by Gender
Males
N/A
Females
N/A
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
N/A
Unplanned Pregnancy In Tennessee, Women 15 - 44
2010
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Women Age 15-44
56%
2008
Percent of Pregnancies that are Unplanned
Among Unmarried Women 18-29
N/A
2010
Unplanned Pregnancy Rate
Among Women Age 15-44
49 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 $)
$531 million
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  • 31: Decline in Teen Birth Rate
  • 41: Teen Pregnancy Rate

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