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Birth Rates to teens 10-19 in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County

Summarizing trends in birth rates to teens 10-19 in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, 2000-2002.

Births to teen mothers age 10 - 19 years of age has been a problem throughout the US.

Fortunately, birth rates to teens has been decreasing in Cleveland and Cuyahoga over the past 6 years.

During 2000-2002 in Cleveland, 12.3% of births occurred to teens 10 to 19 years of age. This rate, 123.10 teen births per 1,000 total live births, represents an 8.7% decrease in birth rate to teens from the 1997-1999 period.

During 2000-2002, in Cuyahoga county, 7.5% of births occurred to teens 10 to 19 years of age. This rate, 75.38 teen births per 1,000 total live births, represents a 13.5% decrease in birth rate to teens from the 1997-1999 period.

Posted by db last modified August 11, 2008
Contributors: Cleveland Department of Public Health


Keywords: County, Maternal Infant and Child Health, Municipal, Pregnancy, Statistics, Teens

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