Fast Facts

While teen birth numbers and rates have been decreasing in Oklahoma over the years, we still lag behind other states and have one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of the most common STDs. Teen pregnancy and STDs are preventable. Investing in their prevention will pay high dividends for our state’s young people, our future workforce and our state’s economic prosperity. Below are downloadable factsheets to help promote prevention investments.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Alert: Teen Pregnancy in Oklahoma Data At A Glance

This factsheet is updated annually, as new birth data becomes final. It provides an at-a-glance overview of teen birth numbers, rate comparisons, high risk populations and evidence-based programs.

Teen Birth Rate Rankings by State:
General Rate, Ages 15-19
Younger Teens, Ages 15-17
Older Teens, Ages 18-19

Maps – Oklahoma Teen Birth Numbers by County:
Ages 19 and Younger (total)
Ages 10-14
Ages 15-17
Ages 18-19

Maps – Oklahoma Teen Birth Rates by County
General Rate, Ages 15-19
Younger Teens, Ages 15-17
Older Teens, Ages 18-19

Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Current Oklahoma YRBS – Sexual Activity
Oklahoma YRBS – Risk Behavior Summary by Grade

Specific Groups or Issues
Strategies for Older Teens
Subsequent Teen Births 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Below are links to STD factsheets from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Chlamydia in Oklahoma

Chlamydia is the most prevalent, reportable STD in Oklahoma, with a rate of 537.5 cases per 100,000 in 2015. Rates were highest among the adolescent age groups: The 20 to 24 age range was 2,887.4 per 100,000; the rate for teens, aged 15 to 19, was 2,255.8 per 100,000.

Gonorrhea in Oklahoma

After chlamydia, gonorrhea is the second most prevalent STD reported in Oklahoma.  In 2015, the state rate was 167.3 cases per 100,000. Rates were highest among the adolescent and young adult age ranges: 20 to 24 years was 802.5 per 100,000; 25 to 29 years was 509.0 per 100,000; 15 to 19 years was 499.7 per 100,000.

Syphilis in Oklahoma

In 2015, a total of 209 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis were reported in Oklahoma, for a rate of 5.3 cases per 100,000.

HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma

In 2015, 317 HIV cases were newly diagnosed in Oklahoma. Of these cases, 24.0% (76) were also diagnosed with AIDS. The 2015 state’s HIV rate was 8.1 cases per 100,000.

 

NATIONWIDE

KIDS COUNT

The KIDS COUNT Data Center includes over 100 indicators of child well-being for every state, as well as reports on youth and families at risk. Click here for Oklahoma Teen Birth data for the most recent five years, by state and county.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – National and State Data National Center for Health Statistics/CDC – Annual U.S. Birth Report