San Antonio Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Why It Matters

2016 San Antonio Teen Birth Data


The information below was compiled and produced by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Epidemiology Division and Project Worth program. The 2016 data sets were based on preliminary data provided by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

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BEXAR COUNTY TEEN BIRTH RATES

by Zip Code Boundaries

2016

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This area has 4 times the U.S. Teen Birth rate:

2013-2016 San Antonio Teen Births to Female Ages 15 to 19


Teen Pregnancy - Year 2013 - Total 2,570

2013

2,570

Teen Pregnancy - Year 2014 - Total 2,428

2014

2,428

Teen Pregnancy - Year 2015 - Total 2,160

2015

2,160

Teen Pregnancy - Year 2016 - Total 2,007

2016

2,007

2006-2016 San Antonio, Texas, & U.S.
Teen Birth Rates Per 1,000 Females Ages 15 to 19


2006-2016 Birth rate graph

San Antonio: 53% decline from 2006, but still 49% higher than U.S. rate

*2016 data not available for Texas

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2,044 was the 2016 total number of births to females ages 10 to 19.

$45.4 million was the estimated cost of teen childbearing in San Antonio in 2016.

2016 Teen Mothers (Ages 15 to 19) With More Than One Child


80%

One Child
20%
More Than
One Child

In 2016, 406 Teen Mothers Who Gave Birth Already Had At Least One Previous Child.

2016 San Antonio Percentage of Teen Births By Age


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(Ages 10-14)

37

Births

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(Ages 15-17)

604

Births

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(Ages 18-19)

1,403

Births

Data Sources

2016 Bexar County Teen Birth Data is provisional and subject to change.

  • Population estimates to calculate rates are from US Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 
  • Texas and Bexar County Births for 2005-2015, Texas Department of Vital Statistics, Live Births accessed at Texas Health Data 
  • Bexar County 2016 Births, calculated by San Antonio Metropolitan Health District from electronic birth records supplied by DSHS 
  • U.S. Births: Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, et al. (2017). Births: Final data for 2015. National Vital Statistics Report, 66(1); 
  • Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Osterman MJK, et al. (2017). Births: Provisional data for 2016. Vital Statistics Rapid Release, No. 2
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