The teen birth rate is calculated by dividing the number of births to females age 15-19 by the number of females in that age group. We multiply the result by 1,000. In counties with relatively few people, a small change in the number of teen births may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.
In New Hampshire...
The teen birth rate in 2015 was 11.1 per 1,000, compared to 22.3 per 1,000 in the United States.
The teen birth rate ranks 48th in the country - from highest teen birth rate to lowest.
Note: 15-19 Female Population data is based on U.S. Census Bureau 2015 ACS 1 YR Estimates.
Source: Maine Bureau of Health, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/phs/odrvs/data/index.html); New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Health Statistics and Data Management (http://nhhealthwrqs.org/); Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Human Services (http://healthvermont.gov/research/index.aspx or http://healthvermont.gov/research/index.aspx#vitalstats)
Source:: National Center for Health Statistics, Birth Data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm)