Term: Teen Birth Rate
Last Updated: 2020-05-25
The teen birth rate was calculated using hospital data by taking the ratio of live births to females aged 15 to 19 years to the total female population of the same age. As with teen pregnancy, teen birth rates were also calculated for 12- to 19-year-old females. Since the rates for females under 15 years were very low and the pattern of results similar to that found for the 15- to 19-year-olds, only the rates for 15- to 19-year-olds were reported.
In Fransoo et al. (2019), births were defined as live births in Manitoba hospitals with ICD–10–CA codes Z37.0, Z37.2, Z37.3, Z37.5. The denominator included all Manitoba female residents age 15-19.
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