Teen Births in US at Record Low

May 29, 2014 5:11 PM

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Teen Births in US at Record Low

Teen birth rates in the US are at a historic low. According to federal data the number of teen birth rates has fallen by 10 percent from 29.4 births per 1000 to 26.6 in 2012. In 2013, the number births to teens were 274,641 which according to National Center for Health Statistics is the lowest figure since it started keeping data in 1933. According to Carl Haub, senior demographer of the Population Reference Bureau, a 10 percent drop in one year is quite significant.

Teen birth rates in the US are at a historic low. According to federal data the number of teen birth rates has fallen by 10 percent from 29.4 births per 1000 to 26.6 in 2012.

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