Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's teen mom birthrate highest of provinces

More babies are being born to teen mothers in Saskatchewan, per capita, than in any other province, a Statistics Canada report says.

Rate is twice that of Alberta's

According to Statistics Canada, there were 1,009 babies born to mothers between 15 and 19 in Saskatchewan in 2013. There were 14,798 lives births in total. (iStock)

More babies are being born to teen mothers in Saskatchewan, per capita, than in any other province, a Statistics Canada report says. 

According to numbers released Wednesday by the federal statistics agency, births to mothers between 15 and 19 accounted for 6.8 per cent of all live births in 2013.

That's higher than the rate in any other province. While Manitoba's rate is close (6.6 per cent), Alberta's (3.4 per cent) is only half that of Saskatchewan's.

According to Statistics Canada, 6.8 per cent of Saskatchewan live births in 2013 were to mothers between the ages of 15 and 19. That's the highest rate of all provinces. (CBC News)

There were 1,009 babies born to Saskatchewan mothers between 15 and 19 in 2013. Another seven babies were born to mothers under 15. There were 14,798 live births in the province that year, StatsCan says.

Meanwhile, Quebec has the lowest teen birth rate in Canada: 2.1 per cent.

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