Hawaii's Racial and Sexual Minorities Bear the Burden of Teen Pregnancy and STIs. Hawaii's teen pregnancy rate is higher than the national average among all racialethnic groups with reporting, but African American and HispanicLatino youth in Hawaii are at much higher risk for pregnancy than are their white peers.
Back to About Teen Pregnancy United States map with state teen birth rates (births per 1, 000 females ages 1519) by quartile. First: states with teen birth rates Hawaii Idaho. Third: states with teen birth rates (births per 1, 000 females ages 15
Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing are matters of substantial national concern. Research has shown valid reasons for concern: Families formed by a first birth to a couple who are unmarried or to a mother who is under 20 or has not completed high school have been found to be at greatest risk of poverty and instability.