H-HEALTHY LIVING

May 23, 2013 2:58 PM by NBC News

Teen birth rate on the decline

The teen birth rate continues its decline, particularly among Hispanic teenagers.

The National Center for Health Statistics finds teen birth rates fell 25% between 2007 and 2011, hitting a record low.

Declines were steepest for Hispanic teenagers, averaging a 34% decrease.

States with the most significant declines were Arizona and Utah.

This downward trend in teen births began in 1991 and was briefly interrupted in 2006-2007.

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