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Fact: Oklahoma has the 5th highest teen birth rate in the nation

While teen birth rates in Oklahoma have consistently and drastically declined over the last decade, Oklahoma is still far behind the rest of the nation.


Fast Facts:


Oklahoma has the 5th highest birth rate in the nation for teens, ages 15-19
Tulsa County teen birth rate decreased 57.7% from 2008 to 2018
Tulsa County’s teen birth rate (24.2) remains much higher than the nation average (17.4)
Tulsa County had the 2nd largest number (503) of teen births in Oklahoma, or about one out of every seven (14%) in the state
Oklahoma saved $49 Million in 2015 due to the teen birth rate decline
Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) Oklahoma teen births are a subsequent birth for the teen
84% of teen births are paid for by Medicaid

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