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Teen birth rate

This indicator shows the rate of births to teens ages 15-19 years (per 1,000 population). Teen pregnancy is linked to a host of social problems such as poverty, lack of overall child well-being, out-of-wedlock births, lack of responsible fatherhood, health issues, school failure, child abuse and neglect and at-risk behaviors.

Measurement Period: 2016
Value: 21






HP 2020

  • 6.5
  • 19.5
  • 32.6

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Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)

  • 17.8
    • 6.5
    • 19.5
    • 32.6
  • Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) provides a framework for continual progress toward a healthier Maryland. The SHIP includes 39 measures in five focus areas that represent what it means for Maryland to be healthy.

    Each measure has a data source and a target, and where possible, can be assessed at the county level. Detailed information is provided for each objective organized by Vision Areas in links below.


  • Teen birth rate; Asian/Pacific Islander
      Low:             High:
  • Teen birth rate; Black Non-Hispanic
      Low: 7.9             High: 58.4
  • Teen birth rate; Hispanic
      Low: 15.8             High: 84.3
  • Teen birth rate; White Non-Hispanic
      Low: 1.8             High: 35.3

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2016 21
    2015 24.7
    2014 23.4
    2013 26.6
    2012 23.6
    2011 32.1
    2010 31.8



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