CDC States Record Drop in Teen Births in the United States


The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that there has been a decrease in teen births through the United States between 2007 and 2009 showing notable decreases in all states and ethnic groups. The state of West Virginia was the only state that reported an increase at seventeen percent during the 2007-2009 time period.

Teens 18 - 19

The rate of teen pregnancy in the eighteen and nineteen age group was significantly less. New England states and the intermountain West reported the steepest declines in teen pregnancy in this age group. Twenty-seven percent for New Hampshire and Vermont, while New York, Louisiana, and New Mexico a saw smaller decline, but still significant, dips of about five percent.

Teens 15 - 17

Teen pregnancy in the fifteen to seventeen age range also dropped with the highest drop rate in the intermountain West, with rates in Arizona going down by twenty percent.


Although, the teen birth rate are dropping it is still a serious concern as the baby’s can have serious complications at and following birth.



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