Children & Youth

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

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

Why is this important?

Pregnancy can derail a young woman's life, preventing her from furthering her education or growing up to be self-sufficient. Babies born to teen mothers are at higher risk of having a low birth weight and of infant mortality compared to babies born to older mothers. They are also at risk of lower cognitive development, poor educational outcomes and living in poverty.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, the rate of teen pregnancy in the 9-county region was 1.9%. Rates in Monroe and the surrounding counties have all declined since 2000. Livingston and Wyoming Counties had the lowest rate in 2017 at 1%, while Wayne had the highest regional rate at 2.3%.

The City of Rochester's teen pregnancy rate was 5.1% in 2017. The rate has fallen steadily from its peak of 16% in 2008.

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of pregnancies--a female may have more than one pregnancy within a given year. Data not available from 2000 - 2005 for the cities.

Teen Pregnancy
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS7%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%5%5%5%4%4%3%3%3%2%
NYS (excluding NYC)5%5%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%
Region6%5%5%4%5%4%5%5%5%5%4%4%3%3%2%2%2%2%
Monroe6%5%5%5%5%5%5%6%6%5%5%4%3%3%3%3%2%2%
Surrounding Counties4%4%4%3%3%3%4%4%4%3%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%2%
Genesee5%4%4%3%3%4%3%5%4%3%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%
Livingston3%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%2%2%2%1%1%1%1%1%
Ontario5%4%4%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%2%2%2%1%1%1%
Orleans5%5%6%4%5%4%5%4%3%4%4%4%4%4%4%3%2%2%
Seneca5%6%5%4%4%4%5%4%5%3%4%3%3%2%3%2%2%2%
Wayne5%5%5%4%5%5%5%5%4%5%4%4%3%3%2%2%2%2%
Wyoming4%3%4%3%2%2%3%3%3%2%2%3%2%2%2%2%2%1%
Yates3%4%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%4%2%3%2%1%2%1%2%1%
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14%15%16%14%13%10%9%8%7%7%5%5%
Batavia5%7%6%4%6%5%4%5%4%1%4%4%
Canandaigua3%6%3%5%5%4%3%5%3%3%1%3%
Geneva5%4%5%4%3%2%3%2%2%2%1%2%

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Rates are percentage of all females ages 15-19. City-level pregnancy data has reliability concerns due to issues with reliable geocoding of abortions and miscarriages.




Number of Teen Pregnancies
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS44,41242,94240,96939,49539,23639,03640,12139,91038,45036,23033,50229,70626,35523,09520,57918,10816,21414,982
NYS (excluding NYC)18,41117,88117,24116,54616,10116,12117,02117,14016,28815,39714,26312,23911,48010,1819,2458,2457,7227,320
Region2,3792,1472,1172,0432,0912,0882,1812,2692,3182,1111,9181,5871,3391,2101,026913786752
Monroe1,6181,4391,4441,4871,4781,4711,5311,6321,6961,5381,3971,102914838706657526524
Surrounding Counties761708673556613617650637622573521485425372320256260228
Genesee10891925872987410392667764565045284236
Livingston1038069686958736771756258454128232725
Ontario16314512911812112913013113810710697948466534441
Orleans818495637767826455595855485351412426
Seneca516353505051604755314837332531192316
Wayne1571511501351651561671601371571161121027962635961
Wyoming614960443133414240283231262817172211
Yates374525202825232334502231211220121912
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,2181,3011,3521,2121,072851712655549519407382
Batavia26352818302416221861717
Canandaigua11201219181511189948
Geneva40323929241923151616913

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Numbers are for females ages 15-19.











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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