Where Baltimore stands

March 11, 2003

More than one-fifth of Baltimore births in 2000 were to teen-agers -- the highest rate among the nation's 50 largest cities. San Francisco had the lowest rate: 5.4 percent.

..................Percent of total births

City................to teen-agers........Rank

Baltimore.............21.5..................1

New Orleans........ 19.6..................2

St. Louis............. 19.5...................3

Memphis, Tenn.... 19.4...................4

Cleveland........... 19.2...................5

Milwaukee........... 19.1...................6

Fresno, Calif. .......17.8...................7

Detroit.................17.2...................8

Philadelphia..........17.0...................9

Fort Worth, Texas....16.7.................10

SOURCE: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

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