What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the rate of births among teenagers age 15 to 19 per 1,000 females (NOTE: This value does not represent the rate of teenage pregnancy).

Why is this indicator important?

Teen pregnancy and childbearing bring substantial social and economic costs through immediate and long-term impacts on teen parents and their children.

About the data

Community: Switzerland County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health