Estimated pregnancy rates for the United States, 1990-2005: an update

Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2009 Oct 14;58(4):1-14.

Abstract

Objectives: This report presents detailed pregnancy rates for 1990-2005, updating a national series of rates extending since 1976.

Methods: Tabular data on pregnancy rates by age, race and Hispanic origin, and by marital status are presented and briefly described.

Results: in 2005, an estimated 6,408,000 pregnancies resulted in 4.14 million live births, 1.21 million induced abortions, and 1.06 million fetal losses. The 2005 pregnancy rate of 103.2 pregnancies per 1000 women aged 15-44 years is 11 percent below the 1990 peak of 115.8. The teenage pregnancy rate dropped 40 percent from 1990 to 2005, reaching an historic low of 70.6 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years. Rates fell much more for younger than for older teenagers.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
  • Pregnancy Rate* / ethnology
  • Pregnancy Rate* / trends
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence / ethnology
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult