CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Falls Yet Again
Fewer babies were born to teen mothers in 2010 than in the previous three years, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. Nearly every state experienced a drop, with Arizona showing the most marked change--29 percent between 2007 and 2010.
Since 1991, the overall teen birth rate in the United States has dropped an astounding 44 percent, according to the report.
Mississippi recorded the highest rate of teen births in the nation--55 out of every 1,000 births in the state. New Hampshire boasts the lowest number, 15.7 births per 1,000.
Experts have cited reasons ranging from a poor economy to better sex education in accounting for the decline.
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