Teen birth rates up in 26 states

January 17, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Marianne Ward for this story in USA Today.

The newest and most detailed data on teen birth rates shows significant increases in 26 states and represents most regions of the USA.

“To see 26 states with statistically significant increases is fairly remarkable,” says Paul Sutton, a demographer with the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the data Wednesday. “We’re seeing increases in both the number of teens having births and also the rate at which they are having births. Both of them are going up.”

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