Births to Teen Mothers

In Jefferson County in 2008-2010, the rate of birth to teens was 45.4 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19.

In Kentucky in 2010, teens had a birth rate of 46 per 1,000 females ages 15-19  compared to the national rate of 34 per 1,000.

The rate of birth to teens varies widely by Metro Council District. During the 2008-2010 time frame, Metro Council District 16 had the lowest rate at 6.6 teen births per 1,000,while rates in districts 4 and 5 fell between 95-97 teen births per 1,000 females ages 15-19.

The total number of births to females ages 15 to 19 years from 2008 to 2010 was 3,165.  573 were subsequent births to teenage mothers.

Source: Jefferson County Kids Count Data Book Kentucky Youth Advocates, 2012