1960-1988 National and State Data Files on Adolescent
Fertility, Assembled by Child Trends
This data set is a compilation of secondary data on adolescent fertility in the United States. The national data file provides statistics for the entire nation over time, specifically, the years 1960 to 1988. The state data file provides statistics by state, including the 50 states, Washington, DC, and a ''total U.S.'' category, spanning the years 1970 to 1987. Variables in this data set cover such topics as age, race, and year; number of births; number of first births to teen mothers; number of out-of-wedlock births; number of abortions; birth rates, pregnancies, and abortions per 1,000 women; low birth weight incidence; percent of women unmarried; total number of first births; infant mortality rates; late or lack of prenatal care; and number and percent of teen mothers on AFDC. Records in the national data file correspond to a combination of year, race, and age categories. Records in the state data file correspond to a combination of state, race, and age. There are 15 variables and 1,500 records in the national data file; there are 42 variables and 728 records in the state data file.