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Teen Birth in Maryland

Key Facts:

  • 11 counties in Maryland have teen birth rates higher than the national average, with Baltimore city having a teen birth rate over twice as high.
  • In all Maryland counties except Allegany, Hispanic or Black women aged 15-19 make up the greatest proportion of teen births.
  • There were 2,645 births to teenagers under the age of 19 in the state in 2018. [1]
  • The teen pregnancy rate, which includes all pregnancies rather than solely the ones that ended in a live birth, has declined by 67% since 1988. However, in 2013, there were 8,030 pregnancies among teenagers aged 15 to 19 in Maryland. [1]

 

References:

[1] Power to Decide: The Campaign to End Unplanned Pregnancy https://powertodecide.org/what-we-do/information/national-state-data/maryland

[5] Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2019). County Health Rankings, Maryland 2011-2017. Teen Birth. https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/maryland/2019/measure/factors/14/data?sort=sc-2

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