Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity: Ages 18 - 19
Monroe County, New York (2013 - 2015)
The chart below shows birth rates among older teens by race/ethnicity in different parts of the county. A couple of patterns are striking. First, for each racial/ethnic group, the birth rates are much higher in the Focus Area* compared to the rest of Rochester and the suburbs. However, the racial/ethnic disparity grows as the lens is moved from Focus Area to rest of Rochester to the suburbs. Within the Focus Area, white 18-19 year olds have comparable, if not higher, rates than Latinas and blacks. But the white rates are much lower elsewhere in Monroe County.
The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.
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