Objective: This research study aims to determine the impact of education on teen birth. It also investigates how teen birth is correlated with adverse birth outcomes, including child mortality, infant mortality, and low birthweight.
Methods: Paired t-test and linear regression statistical tests were conducted using SPSS to explore the relationships between high school completion, teen birth, and adverse birth outcomes.
Results: The rate of high school completion has increased in Ohio from 2016 to 2020. As the rate of high school completion increases, the teen birth rate decreases. Teen birth rate is positively correlated with markers of adverse birth outcome, including child mortality, infant mortality, and low birth weight.
Gupta, A. (2021). The Impact of Education on Teen Births and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Ohio in 2020. Wright State University. Dayton, Ohio.