Oklahoma teen birth rate second highest in nation - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma teen birth rate second highest in nation

 

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A new national report says Oklahoma has the second-highest rate of births among 15- to 19-year-olds in the country.
 
The report released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics says the state ranks third in births among those aged 15 to 17 and first for those aged 18 to 19.
 
The Tulsa World reports that the number of births to Oklahoma teens in 2013 was 5,233, a decrease of 545 from the year before.
 
Sharon Rodine, director of youth initiatives for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, says although Oklahoma is reducing its rate, other states are reducing their rates faster and more effectively.

The rate of teenage births in Oklahoma in 2012 was 47.3 per 1,000 women and girls, second only to New Mexico which had 47.5.

 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • 'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

    'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:16 AM EST2017-12-16 08:16:02 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-16 14:40:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to Americans. 

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

  • Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-12-15 15:15:32 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-16 14:40:00 GMT

    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

  • Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-15 08:25:47 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:06 AM EST2017-12-16 14:06:55 GMT

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

Powered by Frankly