Large City Data

 

 

The larger cities of Connecticut where more teenagers are having babies include the following:

Populations greater than 100,000.

Bridgeport

Births to Teen Mothers in Bridgeport chart
What does this data mean?
During the period 2006-2010 Bridgeport demonstrated a pattern of adolescent childbearing that is much worse than the state of Connecticut overall. A considerably larger portion of resident births in Bridgeport are to teen mothers, when compared to the statewide average proportion. During most years in this time period the proportion of teen births in Bridgeport is nearly twice that of Connecticut overall. Bridgeport continues to demonstrate a need for teen pregnancy prevention services.

Hartford

Births to Teen Mothers in Hartford Chart
What does this data mean?
Teen pregnancy and adolescent childbearing clearly remains a problem in the city of Hartford when compared to the state of Connecticut during the 2006-2010 time period. In Hartford, for each year in this analysis, the proportion of teen births to all resident births is fully twice that of the state overall. Some years, the proportion of births to teen mothers in Hartford is almost triple that of that state overall. It is evident that Hartford remains a community in need of teen pregnancy prevention services.

New Haven

Birth to Teen Mothers in New Haven
What does this data mean?
Between 2006 and 2010, in the city of New Haven exhibited a pattern of adolescent childbearing that is far more concerning than that of teens statewide in Connecticut. For each of the five years analyzed, the proportion of births to teen mothers was twice or nearly twice that of the statewide average proportion. These data build a strong case for a continued need for teen pregnancy prevention services in New Haven.

Waterbury

Births to Teen Mothers in Waterbury
What does this data mean?
Teen pregnancy and adolescent childbearing is clearly a problem in the city of Waterbury when compared to the state of Connecticut overall. In fact, during the time period including 2006 through 2010, the proportion of teen births relative to births to all mothers was about double in Waterbury compared to the Connecticut average. These data make a strong case for continuing efforts to prevent teen pregnancy and adolescent childbearing in Waterbury.

Data for this analysis has been provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Data from the Annual Registration Report Tables were used, courtesy of DPH. All data analysis was performed by the Family Planning Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at UConn Health.