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Our friends at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy released a report today detailing the teen birth rate in our country
USAToday wrote a summary of the report, and the text of their article is below:
The teen birth rate in rural counties in the United States is nearly one-third higher compared to the rest of the country, according to new research from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. This first of its kind analysis shows that the teen birth rate in 2010 in rural counties surpasses that in suburban counties and major urban centers.
Other findings from the new research include:
“This data provides an answer to a straight-forward but previously unanswered question: is rural teen childbearing higher or lower than in other places?” said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign. “Clearly the need for efforts to help rural teens avoid too-early pregnancy and parenthood is great.”
The new research is based on National Campaign tabulations using birth data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org for more information about the new research, including the definition of rural, suburban, and urban areas.
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