Alaska and Hawaii were intentionally not included as a result of their distance from the mainland that would make a geographic study meaningless. There's almost no getting around it. Dev Psychopathol ; This indicates that these counties had associated teen birth rates lower than the national average rates on the surface, but after adjusting for the poverty level of the county, the rates should have been lower. Subscribe to E-Newsletter. Geographic clusters of reported teenage births are still present, but in different geographic areas after adjusting for differences in poverty levels. Each report takes a complex data subject and summarizes it in text and graphics that provide readers with easily comprehensible information in a compact publication.
Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Among non-Hispanic white teens, the birth rate in was 19 births per 1,, while among black teens, it was 39 births per 1, Mississippi PREP carries out this vision by working with school districts, community-based organizations, and youth detention centers in counties that are in the most need of evidence-based sex education programs. The location given for each county is the geographic centroid of the county, labeled with latitude and longitude. This method has been used in various fields to identify areas of the United States or areas in communities that can be targeted for interventions. Despite this, black and Latina girls are more than twice as likely as white girls to become pregnant before they leave adolescence.
American Journal of Public Health, January Note that these clusters represent outliers, because overall the teenage birth rate in the United States has fallen in all age demographics from to , including in the study population. Teenage birth rates have historically been higher for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic teenagers than for non-Hispanic white teenagers Data for teenage girls younger than 15 years of age do exist; however, they were not used in this analysis because they are unreliable owing to there being too many suppressed county values for this small population. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server.
This page has been automatically translated from English. Unraveling the influence of religion on premarital pregnancy resolution. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Thus the correlation between religion and teen birth remained large and highly significant, even when controlling for income. The P values were then assigned to each cluster. Eight of the 10 clusters of teen birth Table 5 were housed on or contained a Native American reservation. This research raises the possibility that moralistic attitudes toward sexuality can actually increase the likelihood of pregnancy, by discouraging contraception without successfully discouraging sexual intercourse.