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TEEN BIRTHS IN OKLAHOMA

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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 2017:

  • The birth rate for Oklahoma teens aged 15-19 years was 29.7 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19.
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  • The national birth rate for 15-19 year olds was 18.8 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19. 
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  • Compared to other states in the nation, including the District of Columbia, Oklahoma ranked:
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    •  3rd highest for teen birth rates for 15-19 year olds
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    •  6th highest for teen birth rates for 15-17 year olds
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    •  5th highest for teen birth rates for 18-19 year olds
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  • Approximately 10 teen girls give birth every day in Oklahoma.

 *Teen birth rate = Number of live births per 1,000 females in specified age group

 

Teen Birth Rates (15-19 Years) by County of Residence: Oklahoma 2015-2017

 

 

 

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