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Teen Birth Rates
(Ages 15-19)

  Year   Wisconsin   U.S.  
2012 22.1 29.4
2011 23.5 31.3
2010 26.5 34.2
2009 29.6 39.1
2008 31.3 41.5
2007 32.4 42.5
2006 31.1 41.9
2005 30.5 40.4
2004 30.5 41.2
2003 31.6 41.7
2002 32.7 43.0
2001 34.3 45.3
2000 35.7 48.7
1999 36.0 48.8
1998 35.1 50.3
1997 36.3 51.3
1996 37.5 53.5
1995 38.8 58.0
1994 39.8 58.2
1993 42.0 59.0
1992 43.0 60.3
1991 44.7 61.8
1990 43.3 59.9
1989 41.5 57.3
1988 39.1 53.0
1987 37.1 50.6
1986 37.7 50.2
1985 39.4 50.6

Note: Wisconsin rates for ages 15-19 are based on these age-specific populations, but include births to mothers younger than 15 years old.

Source: Resident birth certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The U.S. teen birth rates for 1985-2002 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2002," Volume 52, No. 10, December 17, 2003. The U.S. teen birth rate for 2003 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2003," Volume 53, No. 9, November 23, 2004. The U.S. teen birth rate for 2004 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2004," Volume 54, No. 8, December 29, 2005. The U.S. percent low birthweight for 2005 is from National Vital Statistics Reports "Births: Preliminary Data for 2005," Volume 55, No. 11, December 28, 2006. U.S. data for 2006 and 2007 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary data for 2007," volume 57, No. 12, March 18, 2009. U.S. data for 2008 and 2009 is from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary data for 2009," volume 59, No. 3, December 21, 2010. U.S. data for 2010, 2011, and 2012 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2012," Volume 62, No. 9, December 30, 2013.

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