ERIC Number: ED424957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teen Births: A County-By-County Factbook. For Children for Ohio's Future.
This Factbook provides state- and county-level statistical information on teen births in Ohio and discusses statewide trends from 1992 to 1996. The statistical portrait is based on 12 indicators: (1) number of infants born to teens; (2) teen birth rate; (3) repeat teen birth rate; (4) percentage of teen births to unmarried teens; (5) percentage of births to 18- and 19-year-old mothers without high school diplomas; (6) percentage of teen and adult births with low birthweights; (7) percentage of all adult births where the baby were low birthweight; (8) and (9) percentage of teen and adult births with inadequate early prenatal care; (10) age breakdown of fathers of infants born to teen mothers; (11) education of fathers, age 18 and older, of infants of teen mothers; and (12) age and race breakdown of teen mothers. The bulk of the report provides county profiles on the indicators. The major findings indicate that between 1992 and 1996, there were improvements in repeat births and early prenatal care and little change in teen birth rate, low birthweight births, high school completion, and teen mothers' age distribution. The percentage of births to unmarried teens increased between 1990 and 1996. Although most Ohio teen births are to whites, the black teen birth rate is high, and African-American teen mothers are less likely to be married or receive early prenatal care, and more likely to have low birthweight infants than white counterparts. Eight of the 10 counties with the worst teen birth rates are in rural Appalachian Ohio. However, urban counties account for half of Ohio teen births. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Counties, Demography, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Fathers, High Schools, Incidence, Marital Status, Pregnant Students, Prenatal Care, Racial Differences, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-3508; phone: 614-221-2244; fax: 614-221-2247; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($19.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio