Most are in the South and Southwest

August 20, 2014 2:11 PM

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Most are in the South and Southwest

Births per 1,000 teenagers (ages 15–19)range from a low of 13.8 in New Hampshire to a high of 47.5 in New Mexico, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics based on 2012 data, the most recent available for the states.

More teens are having babies in the South and Southwest while the fewest are in the Northeast, according to new state-by-state breakdowns of federal data out Wednesday.

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