Nearly all US states see hefty drop in teen births

Nearly all US states see hefty drop in teen births
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POSTED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:14am

What's driving the declines? No one can say for sure

The Houston Chronicle reports; the nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.

All states but West Virginia and North Dakota showed significant drops over five years. But the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates fall by 30 percent or more.

To read more, head to The Houston Chornicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Nearly-all-US-states-see-hefty-drop-in-teen-births-4540016.php?cmpid=hpfsln
 

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