Families
Births to Teens
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Live Births to Teen Mothers
2016
Arkansas County63
Ashley County34
Baxter County35
Benton County26
Boone County41
Bradley County45
Calhoun County36
Carroll County36
Chicot County38
Clark County13
Clay County55
Cleburne County38
Cleveland County18
Columbia County19
Conway County37
Craighead County33
Crawford County28
Crittenden County46
Cross County30
Dallas County29
Desha County36
Drew County35
Faulkner County23
Franklin County37
Fulton County35
Garland County38
Grant County31
Greene County38
Hempstead County59
Hot Spring County35
Howard County33
Independence County40
Izard County35
Jackson County62
Jefferson County41
Johnson County41
Lafayette County46
Lawrence County41
Lee County43
Lincoln County31
Little River County40
Logan County43
Lonoke County31
Madison County50
Marion County41
Miller County45
Mississippi County63
Monroe County46
Montgomery County45
Nevada County68
Newton County40
Ouachita County40
Perry County22
Phillips County57
Pike County32
Poinsett County48
Polk County48
Pope County27
Prairie County41
Pulaski County31
Randolph County63
Saline County17
Scott County43
Searcy County34
Sebastian County36
Sevier County62
Sharp County55
St. Francis County67
Stone County58
Union County37
Van Buren County35
Washington County25
White County25
Woodruff County53
Yell County43

Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Notes: Rate per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old.




Number of Live Births to Teen Mothers
2016
Arkansas County32
Ashley County21
Baxter County31
Benton County227
Boone County41
Bradley County15
Calhoun County5
Carroll County30
Chicot County12
Clark County16
Clay County23
Cleburne County25
Cleveland County5
Columbia County21
Conway County22
Craighead County122
Crawford County58
Crittenden County77
Cross County16
Dallas County7
Desha County14
Drew County26
Faulkner County104
Franklin County20
Fulton County11
Garland County104
Grant County17
Greene County52
Hempstead County40
Hot Spring County30
Howard County14
Independence County51
Izard County12
Jackson County31
Jefferson County102
Johnson County39
Lafayette County9
Lawrence County22
Lee County11
Lincoln County10
Little River County14
Logan County27
Lonoke County74
Madison County26
Marion County16
Miller County59
Mississippi County95
Monroe County11
Montgomery County11
Nevada County15
Newton County9
Ouachita County26
Perry County7
Phillips County39
Pike County11
Poinsett County36
Polk County28
Pope County70
Prairie County8
Pulaski County354
Randolph County31
Saline County60
Scott County13
Searcy County8
Sebastian County151
Sevier County37
Sharp County24
St. Francis County53
Stone County20
Union County43
Van Buren County15
Washington County225
White County77
Woodruff County11
Yell County30

Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Notes: Live births to females 15 to 19 years old.



NATIONAL RANKING
50

OUT OF 50
2016

STATE TREND

Decreasing


33

2016

What does this measure?

The number of babies born to females between ages 15 and 19, expressed as a rate per 1,000 females in this age range.

Why is this important?

Pregnancy can derail a young woman's life, preventing her from furthering her education or growing up to be self-sufficient. Babies born to teen mothers are at higher risk of having a low birth weight and of infant mortality compared to babies born to older mothers. They are also at risk of lower cognitive development, poor educational outcomes and living in poverty.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, the teen birth rate was 33 per 1,000 in Arkansas, making the state 50th in the nation for this indicator. The rate has fallen 44% since 2007 but is still higher than the national rate of 20 per 1,000. The rate was higher among black (41) and Hispanic (39) teens than among white teens (32). However, rates have declined the most among Hispanic and black teens, falling 66% and 51% since 2006, respectively.

Within Arkansas, teen birth rates ranged from less than 20 per 1,000 in Clark, Saline, Cleveland and Columbia counties to more than 60 per 1,000 in Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, Randolph, Sevier and Jackson counties in 2016.

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of births as a female may have more than one pregnancy within a given year. Due to data availability, Arkansas-level data is reported for 2016, while data for Bowie County and state and national comparison data is reported for 2015.




Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Live Births to Teen Mothers
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas6663605960596160605752504543393833

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rate per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old.




Number of Live Births to Teen Mothers
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Arkansas6,3995,9425,6785,5775,7075,6435,9405,9095,9335,7185,2074,8194,3274,1443,7363,6443,259

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Live births to females 15 to 19 years old.






Source: Arkansas Department of Health


Live Births to Teen Mothers
Asian/Pacific IslanderBlackHispanicNative AmericanWhite
Arkansas25.541.339.329.431.7

Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Notes: Rate per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years old.




Number of Live Births to Teen Mothers
Asian/Pacific IslanderBlackHispanicNative AmericanWhite
Arkansas53808385372,361

Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Notes: Live births to females 15 to 19 years old. People were asked to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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