NHS Tayside has the highest rate of under-16s pregnancies of NHS boards in mainland Scotland, according to new figures.
There are 7.8 pregnancies per 1,000 of the population in the area.
Teenage pregnancies below the age of consent in Scotland as a whole have remained static while pregnancies in older teenagers have continued to decline. There remains a strong connection between deprivation and teenage pregnancy, with poorer teenagers 12 times more likely to have a baby than their more affluent counterparts, according to the NHS Information Services Division (ISD).
Only 725 of the 2,501 pregnancies in the poorest areas in 2012 ended in abortion, compared with 385 of the 534 pregnancies in the most affluent areas.
The rate of pregnancies among under-16s in Scotland was 5.6 per 1,000 population the same as 2011. The rate per 1,000 population for the under-18 age group has dropped from 30 in 2011 to 27.9, and from 43.8 to 41.5 in the under-20 age group.
NHS Fife recorded the highest rates in both the under-18 and under-20 age groups with rates of 33.7 and 48.4 per 1,000 respectively.
In mainland NHS boards, NHS Highland recorded the lowest rate of teenage pregnancy in the under-16 age group with three per 1,000 population. NHS Borders recorded the lowest rates in both the under-18 and under-20 age groups with rates of 20.7 and 31.2 per 1,000 respectively.