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Office of Women's Health > Publications > Women Count in Indiana > Women Count Births to Single Mothers / Births to Teen Mothers Births

Births to Single Mothers
Indiana, 1999

AGE OF MOTHER ALL BIRTHS BIRTHS TO SINGLE MOTHERS PERCENT BIRTHS TO SINGLE MOTHERS
Total White Black Total White Black Total White Black
14-Oct 165 88 74 164 87 74 99.4 98.9 100
15-17 3,528 2,684 798 3,293 2,452 795 93.3 91.4 99.6
18-19 7,608 6,173 1,349 5,896 4,532 1,297 77.5 73.4 96.1
20-24 24,264 20,707 3,303 11,870 8,914 2,857 48.9 43 86.5
25-29 24,833 22,315 2,034 5,070 3,727 1,278 20.4 16.7 62.8
30-34 16,794 15,313 1,075 2,126 1,575 528 12.7 10.3 49.1
35-39 7,029 6,377 499 988 737 242 14.1 11.6 48.5
40-44 1,183 1,054 105 170 121 46 14.4 11.5 43.8
45+ 55 50 4 9 6 3 16.4 12 75
Unknown 30 26 3 10 8 2 33.3 30.8 66.7
TOTAL 85,489 74,787 9,244 29,596 22,159 7,122 34.6 29.6 77

Notes: The percent for age group 45+ is based on the female population age 45-49.
The percent for the total row is based on the female population age 10-49.

Sources: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team.

Births to Teen Mothers
Indiana vs. United States, 1995-1999

   AGE INDIANA UNITED STATES
(1999)
BIRTHS 10-14 929   9,054  
15-17 19,949   163,588  
18-19 38,097   312,462  
FERTILITY RATES
PER 1,000 FEMALES
IN AGE GROUP
10-14 0.9   0.9  
15-17 31.0   28.7  
18-19 89.1   80.3  
15-19 54.2   49.6  
10-19 28.2   N/A  

Sources: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team.

S. J. Ventura, J. A. Martin, S. C. Curtin, F. Menacker, and B. E. Hamilton.
"Births: Final Data for 1999." National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. 49, no. 1.
National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 2001.