Fewer teens giving birth
The teen birth rate has been falling nationwide for nearly a quarter-century, and Michigan has been keeping pace. Counties where the rate exceeds the national and Michigan rates tend to be poorer, more rural and generally lacking in health-care resources. Click below to see how teen birth rates have changed in individual counties and how they compare with 2013 national and Michigan rates.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Data is for six-year increments, comparing 2002-2008 to 2007-2013.
Teen birth rates fall
Both in Michigan and nationally the percent of teens having children has steadily declined. Data here is from 2008-2013.