Children & Youth
Rate of Teen Pregnancy

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The number of pregnancies among females ages 15 to 19, expressed as a percentage of females in that age group.

Why is this important?

Pregnancy can derail a young woman's life, preventing her from furthering her education or growing up to be self-sufficient. Babies born to teen mothers are at higher risk of having a low birth weight and of infant mortality compared to babies born to older mothers. They are also at risk of lower cognitive development, poor educational outcomes and living in poverty.

How is our region performing?

In 2016, the rate of teen pregnancy in the 9-county region was 2%. Rates in Monroe and the surrounding counties have all declined since 2000. Livingston and Ontario Counties had the lowest rate in 2016 at 1%, while Seneca had the highest regional rate at 3%.

The City of Rochester's teen pregnancy rate was 5% in 2016, down from 2015; the rate has fallen steadily from its peak of 16% in 2008.

Notes about the data

Rates do not represent a unique count of pregnancies--a female may have more than one pregnancy within a given year. Data not available from 2000 - 2005 for the cities.

Teen Pregnancy
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
NYS7%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%5%5%5%4%4%3%3%3%
NYS (excluding NYC)5%5%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%
Region6%5%5%4%5%4%5%5%5%5%4%4%3%3%2%2%2%
Monroe6%5%5%5%5%5%5%6%6%5%5%4%3%3%3%3%2%
Surrounding Counties4%4%4%3%3%3%4%4%4%3%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%
Genesee5%4%4%3%3%4%3%5%4%3%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%
Livingston3%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%2%2%2%1%1%1%1%
Ontario5%4%4%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%2%2%2%1%1%
Orleans5%5%6%4%5%4%5%4%3%4%4%4%4%4%4%3%2%
Seneca5%6%5%4%4%4%5%4%5%3%4%3%3%2%3%2%2%
Wayne5%5%5%4%5%5%5%5%4%5%4%4%3%3%2%2%2%
Wyoming4%3%4%3%2%2%3%3%3%2%2%3%2%2%2%2%2%
Yates3%4%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%4%2%3%2%1%2%1%2%
Rochester0%0%0%0%0%0%14%15%16%14%13%10%9%8%7%7%5%
Batavia5%7%6%4%6%5%4%5%4%1%4%
Canandaigua3%6%3%5%5%4%3%5%3%3%1%
Geneva5%4%5%4%3%2%3%2%2%2%1%

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Rates are percentage of all females ages 15-19. City-level pregnancy data has reliability concerns due to issues with reliable geocoding of abortions and miscarriages.




Number of Teen Pregnancies
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
NYS44,41242,94240,96939,49539,23639,03640,12139,91038,45036,23033,50229,70626,35523,09520,57918,10816,214
NYS (excluding NYC)18,41117,88117,24116,54616,10116,12117,02117,14016,28815,39714,26312,23911,48010,1819,2458,2457,722
Region2,3792,1472,1172,0432,0912,0882,1812,2692,3182,1111,9181,5871,3391,2101,026913786
Monroe1,6181,4391,4441,4871,4781,4711,5311,6321,6961,5381,3971,102914838706657526
Surrounding Counties761708673556613617650637622573521485425372320256260
Genesee108919258729874103926677645650452842
Livingston10380696869587367717562584541282327
Ontario163145129118121129130131138107106979484665344
Orleans8184956377678264555958554853514124
Seneca5163535050516047553148373325311923
Wayne15715115013516515616716013715711611210279626359
Wyoming6149604431334142402832312628171722
Yates3745252028252323345022312112201219
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,2181,3011,3521,2121,072851712655549519407
Batavia263528183024162218617
Canandaigua1120121918151118994
Geneva403239292419231516169

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Numbers are for females ages 15-19.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Low Birth Weight Babies 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Low Birth Weight Babies, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families 39% 2013-17 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 0 10 Not Applicable
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16-19 6% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $53,369 2012-16 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Jobs by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 0 10 Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,645 2016 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2016 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math 47% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 78% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 84% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 50 2016 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Gonorrhea Rate 21 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Gonorrhea Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $130,597 2012-16 1 0
Maintaining
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 0 10 Not Applicable
Median Rental Prices $807 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Overall Housing Cost Burden 31% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 35% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate 68% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable

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