Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in 2010, CDC Says

November 18, 2011 Updated Nov 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM EDT

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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in 2010, CDC Says

November 18, 2011 Updated Nov 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM EDT

According to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth rate for U.S. teens hit a record low in 2010.

According to the CDC news release: The birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 has declined for the last three years and 17 out of the past 19 years, falling to 34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers in 2010 – a 9 percent decline from 2009 and the lowest rate ever recorded in nearly seven decades of collecting data.  Birth rates for younger and older teenagers and for all race/ethnic groups reached historic lows in 2010.

Read the CDC news release HERE.