Teen Birthrates: Where Does Your State Rank?

More than half the states in the nation saw teen birthrates climb in 2006.

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Mississippi has earned a dubious honor: It's the state with the highest teen birthrate, according to a new federal report that found the teenage birthrate climbed in more than half the nation's states in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available. See how your state ranks:

Rank State Birth rate per 1,000 women ages 15-19
1 Mississippi 68.4
2 New Mexico 64.1
3 Texas 63.1
4 Arkansas 62.3
5 Arizona 62.0
6 Oklahoma 59.6
7 Nevada 55.8
8 Tennessee 54.7
9 Kentucky 54.6
10 Georgia 54.2
11 Louisiana 53.9
12 Alabama 53.5
13 South Carolina 53.0
14 North Carolina 49.7
15 Wyoming 47.3
16 Missouri 45.7
17 Florida 45.2
18 West Virginia 44.9
19 Alaska 44.3
20 Colorado 43.8
21 Indiana 43.5
22 Kansas 42.0
23 Delaware 41.9
24 Hawaii 40.5
25 South Dakota 40.2
26 Ohio 40.0
27 California 39.9
28 Montana 39.6
29 Illinois 39.5
30 Idaho 39.2
31 Oregon 35.7
32 Virginia 35.2
33 Utah 34.0
34 Michigan 33.8
35 Maryland 33.6
36 Nebraska 33.4
37 Washington 33.4
38 Iowa 32.9
39 Pennsylvania 31.0
40 Wisconsin 30.9
41 Minnesota 27.9
42 Rhode Island 27.8
43 North Dakota 26.5
44 Maine 25.8
45 New York 25.7
46 New Jersey 24.9
47 Connecticut 23.5
48 Massachusetts 21.3
49 Vermont 20.8
50 New Hampshire 18.7
Source: National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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