In , a total of , babies were born to women aged 15—19 years, for a birth rate of This is another record low for U. Although reasons for the declines are not totally clear, evidence suggests these declines are due to more teens abstaining from sexual activity, and more teens who are sexually active using birth control than in previous years. Still, the U. Teen birth rates declined from to for most racial groups and for Hispanics.
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Infant mortality rates across the United States declined from to , a trend attributed to fewer women giving birth in their teens, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Black and Hispanic women experienced infant mortality at double the rate of white women. The U. The age at which a woman gives birth "impacts the overall infant mortality rate because the risk of an infant death varies by maternal age," the study noted. Infants born to women under age 20 and at 40 and over have the highest mortality rates, according to the study. Preterm births and low birthweight, both associated with mortality, are more common for infants born to the youngest and oldest mothers. The decline in women giving birth earlier was true for women of the three races that were examined: Black, white and Hispanic.
Infant mortality rates in decline in the US as teen pregnancy decreases: CDC
Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate the obstetric, fetal and neonatal outcomes of teenage pregnancy in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Methods: A retrospective case control study was performed over a period of 5 years. Data were retrieved from hospital records. All teenage mothers aged completed years at delivery delivering in the University Hospital were taken as cases.
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