Children & Youth

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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%
RochesterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14%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
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