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Teenage-Pregnancy Rates Continue to Decline

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Birthrates among U.S. teenagers continued to decline in 2004, but at a slower rate than any year since teen birthrates began dropping in 1991, a study has found.

According to a preliminary look at birth data conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, a Hyattsville, Md., division of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birthrate last year for females ages 15 to 19 dropped to 41.2 births per 1,000, an all-time low for births in that age group. In 2003, the rate was 41.6 births per 1,000, and in 1991, the rate was 61.8.

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