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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 9


Indicator 9. Pregnancy, Abortion, and Births


Number of estimated pregnancies, abortions, and births per 1,000 teenage women, by age: 1980 to 1991

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         |Estimated pregnancy  |                     |
         |       rate\1\       |   Abortion rate     |    Birth rate
  Year   |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------
         |10 to 14  |15 to 19  | 10 to 14 | 15 to 19 | 10 to 14 | 15 to 19
         |years old |years old |years old |years old |years old |years old
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1980 ....       2.8      102.3        1.3       35.2        1.1       53.0
1985 ....       3.3      101.4        1.7       36.6        1.2       51.0
1986 ....       3.4       99.0        1.7       35.2        1.3       50.2
1987 ....       3.4      101.1        1.7       36.7        1.3       50.6
1988 ....       2.9       99.3        1.2       32.4        1.3       53.0
1989 ....       3.0      103.3        1.2       31.4        1.4       57.3
1990 ....       2.9      105.2        1.1       30.3        1.4       59.9
1991 ....       2.9      105.7        1.1       28.3        1.4       62.1
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/1/Pregnancies are estimated as the sum of births, abortions, and miscarriages. Miscarriages are estimated as the sum of 20 percent of all births and 10 percent of all abortions (see S. Henshaw, A. Kenney, D. Somberg and J. VanVort, U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1992).

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, United States, 1993. U.S. Bureau of the Census Current Population Report: U.S. Population Estimates, by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1980 to 1991, 1993.

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