Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table C-4. Birth Rates of Teens 15-19 Years by State: Selected Years 1960-2009 [Births per 1,000 women in specified group]

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State 1960 1970 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009
Alabama 104 90 68 64 71 69 61 50 51
Alaska 128 103 64 56 65 55 49 37 45
Arizona 112 79 65 67 76 74 68 58 51
Arkansas 116 93 75 73 80 72 66 59 59
California 103 69 53 53 71 67 47 39 37
Colorado 97 67 50 48 55 52 51 43 39
Connecticut 54 44 31 31 39 39 31 23 21
Delaware 100 73 51 51 55 55 48 44 35
Dist. of Columbia 132 116 62 72 93 85 53 63 48
Florida 117 86 59 58 69 60 51 42 39
Georgia 117 101 72 68 76 70 63 53 48
Hawaii 77 66 51 48 61 49 46 36 41
Idaho 102 66 59 47 51 49 43 38 36
Illinois 63 63 56 51 63 58 48 39 36
Indiana 100 75 57 52 59 57 49 43 43
Iowa 73 53 43 35 41 38 34 33 32
Kansas 94 65 57 52 56 52 46 41 44
Kentucky 108 86 72 63 68 62 55 49 51
Louisiana 113 84 76 72 74 70 62 49 53
Maine 93 65 47 42 43 34 29 24 24
Maryland 100 69 43 46 53 47 41 32 31
Massachusetts 51 40 28 29 35 33 26 22 20
Michigan 80 69 45 43 59 49 40 32 33
Minnesota 64 44 35 31 36 33 30 26 24
Mississippi 121 103 84 76 81 79 70 61 64
Missouri 99 72 58 54 63 55 49 42 42
Montana 97 62 48 44 48 42 37 35 39
Nebraska 82 54 45 40 42 38 38 34 35
Nevada 118 94 59 55 73 73 63 50 47
New Hampshire 76 55 34 32 33 30 23 18 16
New Jersey 58 50 35 34 41 38 32 23 23
New Mexico 127 79 72 73 78 74 66 62 64
New York 57 51 35 36 44 42 33 27 24
North Carolina 104 88 58 57 68 63 59 48 45
North Dakota 68 44 42 36 35 33 27 30 28
Ohio 84 65 52 50 58 53 46 39 39
Oklahoma 112 83 75 69 67 64 60 54 60
Oregon 88 58 51 43 55 50 43 33 33
Pennsylvania 67 53 41 40 45 41 34 30 29
Rhode Island 56 43 33 36 44 40 34 31 27
South Carolina 109 89 65 63 71 63 58 51 49
South Dakota 83 49 53 46 47 41 38 38 38
Tennessee 103 88 64 61 72 67 60 55 51
Texas 115 85 74 72 75 76 69 62 61
Utah 86 56 65 50 49 41 38 33 31
Vermont 74 54 39 36 34 28 23 19 17
Virginia 103 76 48 46 53 48 41 34 31
Washington 88 60 47 45 53 48 39 31 32
West Virginia 87 72 68 54 57 53 47 43 50
Wisconsin 64 46 40 39 43 38 35 30 29
Wyoming 112 71 79 59 56 48 42 43 45
United States 89 68 53 51 60 56 48 40 39

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, “Births: Final Data for 2009,” National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 60 (1),November 2011 and earlier reports available online at (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/nvsr.htm).

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