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85. Births to Teens, Unmarried Mothers, and Prenatal Care:

[Represents registered births. Excludes births to nonresidents of the United States. Data are based on race of mother]

 
Characteristics 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Percent of births to teenage mothers 12.4 12.5 12.8 12.8 12.9 12.7 12.8 13.1 13.1 12.9 12.7 12.5
 
White 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.9 11.0 10.9 11.0 11.3 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.1
Black 22.6 22.7 23.1 23.1 23.1 22.7 22.7 23.2 23.1 22.8 22.2 21.5
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut 18.9 18.4 18.8 19.5 20.3 20.0 20.3 21.0 21.4 20.9 20.8 20.9
 
Asian and Pacific Islander 1 5.5 5.7 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.4
  Filipino 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.1 6.1 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.1 5.9 6.2
  Chinese 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
  Japanese 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.4
  Hawaiian 15.4 15.4 16.4 18.4 18.1 18.4 18.5 19.6 19.1 18.4 18.6 18.8
  Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 6.5 6.4 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.8
 
Hispanic origin 2 16.3 16.4 16.7 16.8 17.2 17.1 17.4 17.8 17.9 17.4 17.0 16.9
  Mexican 17.3 17.3 17.4 17.7 18.1 18.0 18.2 18.6 18.8 18.1 17.7 17.5
  Puerto Rican 20.5 21.4 21.9 21.7 21.7 21.4 22.3 23.2 23.5 23.1 22.3 21.9
  Cuban 6.2 6.1 7.0 7.7 7.1 7.1 6.8 7.3 7.7 7.6 7.4 6.9
  Central and South American 8.0 8.1 8.6 9.0 9.4 9.6 9.9 10.4 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.3
  Other and unknown Hispanic (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 21.0 20.8 20.1 19.8 19.8 20.2
 
    Percent births to unmarried mothers 24.5 25.7 27.1 26.6 28.0 30.1 31.0 32.6 32.2 32.4 32.4 32.8
 
White 16.7 17.7 19.0 16.9 18.0 22.6 23.6 25.4 25.3 25.7 25.8 26.3
Black 62.2 63.5 64.5 66.7 68.2 68.1 68.7 70.4 69.9 69.8 69.2 69.1
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut 44.9 45.6 (NA) 53.6 55.3 55.3 55.8 57.0 57.2 58.0 58.7 59.3
 
Asian and Pacific Islander 1 11.5 12.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) 14.7 15.7 16.2 16.3 16.7 15.6 15.6
  Filipino 13.4 14.5 (NA) 15.9 16.8 16.8 17.7 18.5 19.5 19.4 19.5 19.7
  Chinese 4.9 4.3 (NA) 5.0 5.5 6.1 6.7 7.2 7.9 9.2 6.5 6.4
  Japanese 8.0 8.6 (NA) 9.6 9.8 9.8 10.0 11.2 10.8 11.4 10.1 9.7
  Hawaiian 35.0 35.9 (NA) 45.0 45.0 45.7 47.8 48.6 49.0 49.9 49.1 51.1
  Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 16.1 16.4 16.2 16.5 15.6 15.2
 
Hispanic origin 2 32.6 34.0 35.5 36.7 38.5 39.1 40.0 43.1 40.8 40.7 40.9 41.6
  Mexican 28.9 30.6 31.7 33.3 35.3 36.3 37.0 40.8 38.1 37.9 38.9 39.6
  Puerto Rican 53.0 53.3 55.2 55.9 57.5 57.5 59.4 60.2 60.0 60.7 59.4 59.5
  Cuban 16.1 16.3 17.5 18.2 19.5 20.2 21.0 22.9 23.8 24.7 24.4 24.8
  Central and South American 37.1 36.4 38.9 41.2 43.1 43.9 45.2 45.9 44.1 44.7 41.8 42.0
  Other and unknown Hispanic (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 38.7 43.5 44.0 43.5 43.6 45.3
 
   Percent of mothers beginning
    prenatal care 1st trimester 74.4 75.9 75.5 74.2 76.2 77.7 78.9 80.2 81.3 81.9 82.5 82.8
 
White 77.9 79.4 79.0 77.7 79.5 80.8 81.8 82.8 83.6 84.0 84.7 84.8
Black 59.3 61.1 60.4 60.7 61.9 63.9 66.0 68.3 70.4 71.4 72.3 73.3
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut (NA) (NA) 60.5 57.9 59.9 62.1 63.4 65.2 66.7 67.7 68.1 68.8
 
Asian and Pacific Islander 1 (NA) (NA) 75.6 (NA) (NA) 76.6 77.6 79.7 79.9 81.2 82.1 83.1
  Filipino (NA) (NA) 78.0 77.1 77.1 78.7 79.3 81.3 80.9 82.5 83.3 84.2
  Chinese (NA) (NA) 81.9 81.3 82.3 83.8 84.6 86.2 85.7 86.8 87.4 88.5
  Japanese (NA) (NA) 86.7 87.0 87.7 88.2 87.2 89.2 89.7 89.3 89.3 90.2
  Hawaiian (NA) (NA) 69.7 65.8 68.1 69.9 70.6 77.0 75.9 78.5 78.0 78.8
  Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 74.4 76.2 77.0 78.4 79.7 80.9
 
Hispanic origin 2 61.0 61.3 59.5 60.2 61.0 64.2 66.6 68.9 70.8 72.2 73.7 74.3
  Mexican 60.0 58.3 56.7 57.8 58.7 62.1 64.8 67.3 69.1 70.7 72.1 72.8
  Puerto Rican 57.4 63.2 62.7 63.5 65.0 67.8 70.0 71.7 74.0 75.0 76.5 76.9
  Cuban 83.1 83.4 83.2 84.8 85.4 86.8 88.9 90.1 89.2 89.2 90.4 91.8
  Central and South American 59.1 62.8 60.8 61.5 63.4 66.8 68.7 71.2 73.2 75.0 76.9 78.0
  Other and unknown Hispanic (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 70.0 72.1 74.3 74.6 76.0 74.8
 
   Percent of mothers beginning
    prenatal care 3d trimester or no care 6.0 6.1 6.4 6.0 5.8 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9
 
White 4.9 5.0 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.3
Black 10.7 10.9 11.7 10.9 10.7 9.9 9.0 8.2 7.6 7.3 7.3 7.0
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut (NA) (NA) 11.9 12.9 12.2 11.0 10.3 9.8 9.5 8.6 8.6 8.5
 
Asian and Pacific Islander 1 (NA) (NA) 5.8 (NA) (NA) 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.6
  Filipino (NA) (NA) 4.6 4.5 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.3 3.3 3.1
  Chinese (NA) (NA) 3.5 3.4 3.4 2.9 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.2
  Japanese (NA) (NA) 2.6 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.8 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.1
  Hawaiian (NA) (NA) 7.6 8.7 7.5 7.0 6.7 4.7 5.1 5.0 5.4 4.7
  Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 5.4 4.8 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.2
 
Hispanic origin 2 12.7 12.1 13.0 12.0 11.0 9.5 8.8 7.6 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.3
  Mexican 13.0 13.9 14.6 13.2 12.2 10.5 9.7 8.3 8.1 7.2 6.7 6.8
  Puerto Rican 17.1 10.2 11.3 10.6 9.1 8.0 7.1 6.5 5.5 5.7 5.4 5.1
  Cuban 3.9 3.6 4.0 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.2
  Central and South American 13.5 9.9 11.9 10.9 9.5 7.9 7.3 6.5 6.1 5.5 5.0 4.9
  Other and unknown Hispanic (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 7.0 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.3 6.0
 
   Percent of births
     with low birth weight 3 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6
 
White 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.5
Black 12.7 13.0 13.2 13.3 13.6 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.1 13.0 13.0 13.0
American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut 6.2 6.1 6.4 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.4 6.4 6.6 6.5 6.8 6.8
 
Asian and Pacific Islander 1 6.4 6.3 6.9 (NA) (NA) 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.4
  Filipino 7.3 7.1 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.0 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.3 8.2
  Chinese 5.0 4.7 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.3
  Japanese 6.3 6.2 6.4 6.2 5.9 7.0 6.5 6.9 7.3 7.3 6.8 7.5
  Hawaiian 6.6 6.8 7.2 7.2 6.7 6.9 6.8 7.2 6.8 6.8 7.2 7.2
  Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 6.9 7.1 7.1 7.4 7.5 7.8
 
Hispanic origin 2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 7.4 6.4 6.4
  Mexican 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.0 6.0
  Puerto Rican 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.0 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.7
  Cuban 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.8 6.5
  Central and South American 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.0 6.3 6.5
  Other and unknown Hispanic (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.7 7.9 7.6


NA Not available.
1 Includes other races not shown separately.
2 Hispanic persons may be of any race. Includes other types, not shown separately.
3 Births less than 2,500 grams (5 lb.-8 oz.).

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; and National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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