Teen Pregnancy Stats

Department of Health and Human Resources

Texas was ranked 5 out of 51 states in 2011 (with 1 representing the highest rate) of teen birth rates

Number of births to females under 20 years of age, 2011   Texas United States
Females under 20 years of age   43,335 333,746
Number of pregnancies to females under 20 years of age, 2011

 

Females under 20 years of age

(includes pregnancies that end in a live birth, as well as

Those that end in abortion or miscarriage.

  66,760 329,797
Females Aged
Under 15   587 3,974
15-17   14,057 95,538
18-19   28,691 234,234
15-19   42,748 329,772
Mother’s race/ethnicity      

 

Non-Hispanic white   9,256 130,198
Non-Hispanic black   5,876 79,936
American Indian or Alaska Native   135 6,897
Asian or Pacific Islander   271 5,773
Hispanic   27,876 111,236
Percent repeat births of all births

To females under 20 years of age, 2011

     
Females under 20 years of age   21% 18%
Percent change in teen pregnancy rate, 1988-2008      

 

Change in rate to females aged 15-19   -27% -39%
Teen abortion rate (abortions per 1,000 females aged 15-19), 2008      

 

Females aged 15-10   11 18