Racial and ethnic differences in the transition to a teenage birth in the United States.

  title={Racial and ethnic differences in the transition to a teenage birth in the United States.},
  author={Jennifer S. Manlove and Nicole R Steward-Streng and Kristen Peterson and Mindy E. Scott and Elizabeth Wildsmith},
  journal={Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health},
  volume={45 2},
CONTEXT Rates of teenage childbearing are high in the United States, and they differ substantially by race and ethnicity and nativity status. METHODS Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 cohort were used to link characteristics of white, black, U.S.-born Hispanic and foreign-born Hispanic adolescents to teenage childbearing. Following a sample of 3,294 females aged 12-16 through age 19, discrete-time logistic regression analyses were used to examine which domains of… CONTINUE READING

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