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Term: Teen Birth

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-16


The birth of a baby to a female under the age of 20. In Brownell et al. (2012), teen birth was defined as the rate of hospitalizations per 1,000 females 15 to 19 years for live birth (ICD-9-CM V27; ICD-10-CA Z37) over five-year periods.

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