Teen pregnancy, birth rates continues to fall in Indiana, study shows

Teen pregnancy rates are decreasing in Indiana, but the states numbers still exceed the national average, according to a new study by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

Teen pregnancy rates in Indiana continue to drop, but not as quickly as the national average.

A new study by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reports teen pregnancy rates nationwide and state-by-state.

As of 2013, the national teen birth rate was 27 births per 1,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19. Indiana’s numbers, which are only as recent as 2012, show the rate was 33 births per 1,000 girls.

Since 1991, the national teen birth rate fell by 57 percent, while Indiana’s rate declined 45 percent.

The teen pregnancy rate, which represents all pregnancies including those that don’t result in birth, has actually fallen further in Indiana than the national average, the study found.

In 2010, there were 53 pregnancies per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in Indiana. Nationally, that number was 57.

To see more results from the study, visit www.thenationalcampaign.org/data.



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