LIST: Teen Birth Rates Decline in Most US States

Created: 05/23/2013 7:03 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

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The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent 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 percent
    
Alaska, 36, 16 percent
    
Arizona, 39, 35 percent
    
Arkansas, 51, 16 percent
    
California, 29, 28 percent
    
Colorado, 29, 31 percent
    
Connecticut, 16, 29 percent
    
Delaware, 29, 25 percent
    
District of Columbia, 43, 15 percent
    
Florida, 30, 31 percent
    
Georgia, 38 , 28 percent
    
Hawaii, 30, 22 percent
    
Idaho, 28, 31 percent
    
Illinois, 30, 27 percent
    
Indiana, 35, 19 percent
    
Iowa, 25, 23 percent
    
Kansas, 35, 17 percent
    
Kentucky, 44, 17 percent
    
Louisiana, 45, 18 percent
    
Maine, 21, 20 percent
    
Maryland, 25, 28 percent
    
Massachusetts, 15, 28 percent
    
Michigan, 28, 17 percent
    
Minnesota, 19, 31 percent
    
Mississippi, 50, 28 percent
    
Missouri, 35, 22 percent
    
Montana, 29, 17 percent
    
Nebraska, 27, 23 percent
    
Nevada, 36, 30 percent
    
New Hampshire, 14, 29 percent
    
New Jersey, 19, 25 percent
    
New Mexico, 49, 24 percent
    
New York, 21, 18 percent
    
North Carolina, 35, 27 percent
    
North Dakota, 28, no change
    
Ohio, 32, 21 percent
    
Oklahoma, 48, 18 percent
    
Oregon, 26, 25 percent
    
Pennsylvania, 25, 19 percent
    
Rhode Island, 21, 27 percent
    
South Carolina, 39, 25 percent
    
South Dakota, 34, 17 percent
    
Tennessee, 41, 24 percent
    
Texas, 47, 24 percent
    
Utah, 23, 35 percent
    
Vermont, 17, 20 percent
    
Virginia, 25, 28 percent
    
Washington, 25, 24 percent
    
West Virginia, 44, no change
    
Wisconsin, 23, 25 percent
    
Wyoming, 35, 29 percent

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