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Indicator 9. Pregnancy, Abortion, and Births

Number of estimated pregnancies, abortions, and births per 1,000 teenage women, by age: 1972 to 1988

_____________________________________________________________________          |    Estimated      |                   |          |  pregnancy rate*/ |   Abortion rate   |    Birth rate   Year   |___________________|___________________|___________________          |15 to 17 |18 and 19|15 to 17 |18 and 19|15 to 17 |18 and 19          |years old|years old|years old|years old|years old|years old _________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________  1972 ....     64.1     143.1      15.7      24.4      39.0      96.9 1973 ....     66.9     141.3      18.7      28.9      38.5      91.2 1974 ....     69.3     144.2      22.3      34.3      37.3      88.7 1975 ....     69.9     148.1      24.1      41.9      36.1      85.0 1976 ....     67.5     150.8      24.2      49.3      34.1      80.5 1977 ....     69.5     156.5      26.2      54.1      33.9      80.9 1978 ....     68.3     160.1      26.9      58.4      32.2      79.8 1979 ....     70.4     165.7      28.8      61.9      32.3      81.3  1980 ....     72.4     166.3      30.2      61.0      32.6      82.6 1981 ....     71.5     166.0      30.1      61.8      32.0      81.7 1982 ....     71.9     161.8      30.1      60.0      32.4      79.8 1983 ....     72.3     160.1      30.8      60.4      32.0      78.1 1984 ....     70.3     161.6      30.0      61.5      31.1      78.3 1985 ....     71.1     166.2      30.7      63.0      31.1      80.8 1986 ....     69.8     165.3      30.0      61.9      30.6      81.0 1987 ....     70.7     163.3      29.7      61.0      31.8      80.2 1988 ....     73.8     167.9      30.3      63.5      33.8      81.7 _____________________________________________________________________ 
*/Pregnancies are estimated as the sum of births, abortions, and miscarriages. Miscarriages are estimated as the sum of 20 percent of all births and 10 percent of all abortions.

SOURCE: Stanley K. Henshaw, Asta M. Kenney, Debra Somberg and Jennifer VanVort, U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1992.


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