Teen Pregnancy

Purpose

To track the number of teens that become pregnant.

Key Information

Numbers of pregnancies to teen-aged mothers, demographic information, pregnancy outcomes.

Rhode Island Numbers

  • From 2008 through 2012, Rhode Island's teen birth rate (ages 15-19) fell from 29 to 20 per 1000 women.
  • Rhode Island's repeat birth rate for teens ages 15-19 was 17.6% from 2006 through 2010.

Notes

The number of core cities dropped in 2010 due to a change in demographics. Rural communities were determined by application of the Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy. Data from 2012 are subject to change.

Sexual Activity

  • In 2011, 30% of Rhode Island high school students were sexually active and 12% had unprotected sex.

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Notes

Rates based on 2000 and 2010 US Census data. Women may be classified as ethnically hispanic with a race of white, black or asian.