Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Rates

Number of births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 years
Louisiana, Neighboring States, and United States, 2014

State

Number

National Ranking

United States

29.4

-

Louisiana

43.1

44

Alabama

39.2

42

Arkansas

45.7

47

Mississippi

46.1

48

Texas

44.4

46

Source: America's Health Rankings, http://www.americashealthrankings.org/


Number and Rate* of Births To Teenage** Mothers


2011

2012

2013***


NUMBER

RATE

NUMBER

RATE

NUMBER

RATE

STATE

6922

44.8

6422

42.8

5772

39.0

PARISH





 


ACADIA

128

60.4

123

61.8

133

65.7

ALLEN

44

58.4

46

61.9

50

72.2

ASCENSION

107

28.6

133

36.0

114

30.2

ASSUMPTION

40

50.6

22

28.0

26

35.5

AVOYELLES

101

80.1

68

55.9

90

76.2

BEAUREGARD

58

47.7

67

57.0

54

46.4

BIENVILLE

28

62.5

25

56.6

19

****

BOSSIER

144

39.1

151

42.1

127

35.0

CADDO

483

57.3

469

57.8

427

54.4

CALCASIEU

307

47.8

304

48.4

284

45.1

CALDWELL

24

84.5

18

****

17

****

CAMERON

6

****

< 5

****

<5

****

CATAHOULA

14

****

10

****

11

****

CLAIBORNE

38

81.9

23

51.2

26

59.2

CONCORDIA

40

57.6

43

67.5

32

51.4

DESOTO

54

59.6

56

64.1

40

45.6

E BATON ROUGE

616

34.2

573

33.7

476

28.9

EAST CARROLL

14

****

12

****

17

****

E FELICIANA

22

42.1

23

45.4

16

****

EVANGELINE

73

64.7

75

69.8

73

66.8

FRANKLIN

59

90.5

35

55.2

31

49.3

GRANT

34

54.4

33

53.9

34

56.9

IBERIA

150

59.4

124

49.2

121

48.8

IBERVILLE

66

62.6

54

57.6

38

41.9

JACKSON

32

69.0

15

****

18

****

JEFFERSON

493

40.4

464

38.2

380

31.9

JEFF DAVIS

45

41.1

63

59.2

42

41.4

LAFAYETTE

261

34.0

264

35.8

258

34.7

LAFOURCHE

109

32.9

113

35.4

100

31.7

LASALLE

22

51.6

19

****

18

****

LINCOLN

66

25.0

59

23.9

58

23.0

LIVINGSTON

193

45.3

165

38.9

165

39.0

MADISON

36

84.9

26

65.5

23

63.7

MOREHOUSE

59

68.8

54

65.5

38

48.5

NATCHITOCHES

84

42.3

71

38.3

52

28.0

ORLEANS

467

39.3

421

36.6

338

30.4

OUACHITA

297

52.5

299

54.3

240

43.5

PLAQUEMINES

16

****

21

26.1

14

****

POINTE COUPEE

40

55.2

42

57.9

29

40.3

RAPIDES

231

52.1

230

53.6

190

43.5

RED RIVER

29

98.6

20

67.6

17

****

RICHLAND

28

44.0

34

53.5

34

53.9

SABINE

47

63.1

34

48.9

39

55.1

ST BERNARD

67

54.5

52

41.4

52

39.5

ST CHARLES

57

30.7

46

24.8

55

29.1

ST HELENA

13

****

16

****

11

****

ST JAMES

29

38.7

25

34.7

14

****

ST JOHN

66

41.1

70

46.7

36

24.8

ST LANDRY

165

56.7

181

62.9

167

60.1

ST MARTIN

98

54.4

76

44.3

75

44.3

ST MARY

98

52.2

84

46.4

90

50.8

ST TAMMANY

175

23.0

160

20.7

167

21.3

TANGIPAHOA

243

51.7

232

50.4

206

45.0

TENSAS

8

****

13

****

5

****

TERREBONNE

208

56.6

179

50.1

163

46.3

UNION

40

59.7

13

****

33

55.8

VERMILION

81

43.4

77

42.2

81

42.9

VERNON

106

68.4

92

59.1

93

62.7

WASHINGTON

90

58.2

58

39.9

54

37.3

WEBSTER

75

57.0

59

45.8

67

54.0

W BATON ROUGE

35

45.0

31

41.9

33

43.7

WEST CARROLL

13

****

21

59.2

20

56.5

W FELICIANA

15

****

14

****

13

****

WINN

35

79.5

20

46.5

24

58.4








* Rate is per 1,000 female population aged 15-19 years

** Mothers aged 15-19 years of age

*** 2013 data is preliminary

**** Rates based on numbers less than 20 are considered to be unstable

Source: Louisiana Department of Health Vital Records, http://www.dhh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21

 


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