Richer states tend to have a higher proportion of white teens in their teen populations, tend to emphasize abstinence less, and tend to have lower teen pregnancy and birth rates than poorer states. The findings — based on responses from 1, teens — appear in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Following the analysis of the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center which categorizes the data on abstinence education into four levels from least to most emphasis on abstinence: no provision, abstinence covered, abstinence promoted, abstinence stressedwe assigned ordinal values from 0 through 3 to each of these four categories respectively.
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Instead, they found there was a decrease in attendance at family planning clinics but no increase in underage pregnancies. The Center for the Advancement of Health.
In agreement with previous studies, our analysis showed that adjusted median household income and proportion of white teens in the teen population both had a significant influence on teen pregnancy rates. These data can be interpreted in two ways: 1 pregnant teens who give birth are less likely to finish high school and go on to college i.
The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Accessed , Jan