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Jerome: Teen birth rate

The teen birth rate is calculated by dividing the number of births to females age 15-17 by the number of females in that age group. We multiply the result by 1,000. In counties with relatively few people, a small change in the number of teen births may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.

In Jerome. . .

  • The teen birth rate in 2016 was 25 per 1,000, compared to 10 per 1,000 in Idaho. 

  • There were 13 births to females age 15-17 in 2016 compared to 25 in 1998.
 

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Note: The teen birth rate is calculated by dividing the number of births to females age 15-17 by the number of females age 15-17. The rate is presented on a "per 1,000" basis. NA = Not Reported or Not Available.

Source: 1998-2016: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/VitalRecordsandHealthStatistics/tabid/1504/Default.aspx);
1998-2016: National Center for Health Statistics, Birth Data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm);
Note: Data for number of females aged 15-17 come from the Census Bureau's intercensal estimates and the decennial census when not available from state agencies, with the exception of 2001 data, which come from the National Center for Health Statistics' National Vital Statistics System (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/.); DATE LAST UPDATED: September 24, 2018.



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