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Teen birth rates decline in most US states

05/23/2013 12:21 EDT | Updated 07/22/2013 05:12 EDT
The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 per cent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The teen birth rate per 1,000 by state in 2011, and percentage decline since 2007:

Alabama, 41, 22 per cent

Alaska, 36, 16 per cent

Arizona, 39, 35 per cent

Arkansas, 51, 16 per cent

California, 29, 28 per cent

Colorado, 29, 31 per cent

Connecticut, 16, 29 per cent

Delaware, 29, 25 per cent

District of Columbia, 43, 15 per cent

Florida, 30, 31 per cent

Georgia, 38 , 28 per cent

Hawaii, 30, 22 per cent

Idaho, 28, 31 per cent

Illinois, 30, 27 per cent

Indiana, 35, 19 per cent

Iowa, 25, 23 per cent

Kansas, 35, 17 per cent

Kentucky, 44, 17 per cent

Louisiana, 45, 18 per cent

Maine, 21, 20 per cent

Maryland, 25, 28 per cent

Massachusetts, 15, 28 per cent

Michigan, 28, 17 per cent

Minnesota, 19, 31 per cent

Mississippi, 50, 28 per cent

Missouri, 35, 22 per cent

Montana, 29, 17 per cent

Nebraska, 27, 23 per cent

Nevada, 36, 30 per cent

New Hampshire, 14, 29 per cent

New Jersey, 19, 25 per cent

New Mexico, 49, 24 per cent

New York, 21, 18 per cent

North Carolina, 35, 27 per cent

North Dakota, 28, no change

Ohio, 32, 21 per cent

Oklahoma, 48, 18 per cent

Oregon, 26, 25 per cent

Pennsylvania, 25, 19 per cent

Rhode Island, 21, 27 per cent

South Carolina, 39, 25 per cent

South Dakota, 34, 17 per cent

Tennessee, 41, 24 per cent

Texas, 47, 24 per cent

Utah, 23, 35 per cent

Vermont, 17, 20 per cent

Virginia, 25, 28 per cent

Washington, 25, 24 per cent

West Virginia, 44, no change

Wisconsin, 23, 25 per cent

Wyoming, 35, 29 per cent

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