Children & Youth

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The number of live births among females ages 15 to 19, expressed as a percentage of females in that age group.

Why is this important?

Not only can teenage pregnancy derail a young woman's life, it also has far-reaching effects on children. The children of teen mothers are at risk of a variety of developmental and health problems and are more likely to have lower school achievement or drop out of school. Daughters of teenage mothers are more likely to give birth as teenagers themselves and sons are more likely to be incarcerated.

How is the region performing?

In 2016, there were 14 live births per 1,000 teen females in the region, similar to the state (13) and below the national rate (20). The regional rate has decreased 59% from 33 in 2000, in line with state and national trends. As of 2016, Seneca County had the highest rate in the region: 22 live births per 1,000 teen females compared to 7 in Ontario and 8 in Livingston.

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of births--a female may have more than one live birth within a given year. Multiple births, such as twins or triplets, are counted as one live birth.

Live Births to Teen Mothers
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States4845434141404141403834312926242220
NYS3332292726262626252423212018161513
NYS (excluding NYC)2826242321212222222120181816141312
Region3329282525242627272625221919171414
Monroe3732302826262829302828232020171614
Surrounding Counties2825242022212322232221191718151113
Rochester MSA3430282625252627282625221919171513
Genesee2826261619252128232224211817171115
Livingston211410121211131213161311911758
Ontario28242120181721212417161516171397
Orleans3831462936263226272829332335362317
Seneca3228232127293523351233231816271022
Wayne3331292935333232303228272421171717
Wyoming25212918191515211615191620189916
Yates203116141818151620371217119121118

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health
Notes: Rate per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old.




Number of Live Births to Teen Mothers
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States468,990445,944425,493414,580415,262414,593435,436444,899434,758409,802367,678329,772305,388273,105249,078229,715209,809
NYS20,77019,97818,37217,60217,03117,03617,40517,59917,24516,24815,07913,67912,55411,0919,9438,9337,977
NYS (excluding NYC)10,1899,8019,3268,9298,5358,6498,9089,1918,9978,6527,9757,3336,9346,1515,4774,9834,666
Region1,4141,2891,2451,1381,1431,1341,2011,2481,2801,1761,126966824812691578545
Monroe928851823779744750795847867792770642544529450405350
Surrounding Counties486438422359399384406401413384356324280283241173195
Rochester MSA1,2831,1721,1191,0531,0441,0231,0931,1311,1671,0921,013877745741621538480
Genesee6055573542564863524953443634332028
Livingston7048324138364036404738312734211522
Ontario9887777368658382966762576062463325
Orleans6150754860445343434243463145452820
Seneca3431272431344026391436251916271020
Wayne10410194961141081051059810287837162474646
Wyoming3731422626212028222124202421101017
Yates223518162020171823421318129121117

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State Department of Health











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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