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Birth rates (per 1,000) among adolescents ages 15-19, by race/ethnicity of the mother, 1990-2002 (line graph): 2002: Non-Hispanic White, 28.5; non-Hispanic Black, 68.3; Hispanic, 83.4; Asian/Pacific Islander, 18.3; American Indian/Alaska Native, 53.8. Birth rates have decreased among all racial and ethnic groups, with the most dramatic decrease among non-Hispanic Black adolescents.

Source: Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Sutton PD, Ventura SJ, Menacker F, Munson ML. Births: Final Data for 2002. National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 52, No. 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.