POSTED: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 12:31pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:40am
ATLANTA - Mississippi now holds the title for the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation— displacing Texas and New Mexico.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
Mississippi's rate was more than 60 percent higher than the national average in 2006. The teen pregnancy rate in Texas and New Mexico was more than 50 percent higher.
The lowest teen birth rates continue to be in New England.