Teenager Birth Rates by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1990 and 2006 (Birth rates per 1,000 women)
The teenage pregnancy rate among non-Hispanic White teenagers is extremely low. Its forty-one percent of the black rate and thirty-two percent of the Hispanic rate, even after accounting for the fact that black and Hispanic teen pregnancy rates have fallen forty-five percent and seventeen percent, respectively, over the last 16 years.
|Race or Age||1990||2006|
|All races, total||59.9||41.9|
|15 to 17 years old||37.5||22.0|
|18 and 19 years old||88.6||73.0|
The number of abortions per year has fallen 24% between 1990 and 2004. It has fallen 35% among white women, and 11% among blacks.