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With respect to local statistics in 1995, and particularly Allegheny County Data, at least 20% of pregnant teens were smoking, with the highest rate of at least 33% found in the teens 18-19 years old. Among 15 to 17 years olds, at least 25% reported smoking.

 

Nationally, non-Hispanic White teen moms have highest smoking rates of 29.6%

Other ethnicities have lower with rates ranging from 5 to 9%. However, similar to non-Hispanic White teen mothers, trends suggest that smoking rates among American Indian and Non-Hispanic black teens mothers have been increasing since the mid 1990ís.