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Births to Teenage Mothers
Year: 2007-2008; Region: 50 Largest MSAs

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  5.7% 6.9% 8.0% 9.2% 10.4% 11.5% 12.7% 13.9% 15.0%
  5.1% 6.3% 7.5% 8.6% 9.8% 11.0% 12.1% 13.3% 14.5% 15.6%
 

# of MSAs

              Col...                      
              Chi...                      
              Det...   Cin...                  
5               Atl... Ind... Las...   Hou...              
              Buf... Aus... Mil...   Dal...              
              Pro... Vir... Orl... Bir... Pho...              
San...   Was...       Den... Phi... Kan... Nas... Lou... Okl...              
San...   Sea...   Sal... San... Mia... Los... Bal... St.... Jac... New...              
0 Bos... New... Min... Por... Har... Pit... Sac... Ric... Roc... Cha... Cle... Tam... Riv...     San...   Mem...  
  5.1% 6.3% 7.5% 8.6% 9.8% 11.0% 12.1% 13.3% 14.5% 15.6%
  5.7% 6.9% 8.0% 9.2% 10.4% 11.5% 12.7% 13.9% 15.0%
 

Definition: The share of all births that are to teenage mothers.

Notes: Excludes metro areas with less than 100 births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth Data. Metro area level data aggregrated from county level data obtained from NCHS by special request.