TEEN BIRTHS IN OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma's teen birth rate is significantly higher than the national average, although it is improving. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that for 2014:
- The birth rate for Oklahoma teens aged 15-19 years was 38.5 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19.
- The national birth rate for 15-19 year olds was 24.2 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19.
- Compared to other states in the nation, including the District of Columbia, Oklahoma ranked:
- 2nd highest for teen birth rates for 15-19 year olds
- 5th highest for teen birth rates for 15-17 year olds
- 2nd highest for teen birth rates for 18-19 year olds
- Approximately 13 teen girls give birth every day in Oklahoma.
Teen Birth Rates (15-19 Years) by County of Residence: Oklahoma 2012-2014
Teen Birth Rates (15-19 Years) by State: U.S. 2014
*Teen birth rate = Number of live births per 1,000 females in the given age range