Friday, September 25, 2015

Faculty Spotlight - KRLD 1080 interviews Mandy Golman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Mandy Golman, Ph.D., of TWU Health Studies discusses with KRLD 1080 the "alarmingly high birth rates" among adolescent girls, ages 15 to 19 in several zip codes in the Dallas area.

"We have several zip codes in the Dallas County and Dallas area that have significantly higher birth rates [...]" Dr. Golman explains as she emphasizes: "Alarmingly higher birth rates than the national birth rates!"

Here are the facts that Dr. Golman gives in terms of numbers.

  • Nationally the birth rate is 26 per 1,000 girls, ages 15-19, every year.
  • In Texas that hovers around 41.
  • In Dallas that number is around 50 girls per 1,000 - ages 15 to 19, per year.

"In some of these [Dallas] zip codes, we have anywhere from 84 up to 112." Dr. Golman concludes.

Source: Paul Mann (News Director). (Sep. 24 2015) News Radio 1080 KRLD, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth.

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