Teen birth rates decline in most US states

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By The Associated Press, Associated Press

The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The teen birth rate per 1,000 by state in 2011, and percentage decline since 2007:

Alabama, 41, 22 percent

Alaska, 36, 16 percent

Arizona, 39, 35 percent

Arkansas, 51, 16 percent

California, 29, 28 percent

Colorado, 29, 31 percent

Connecticut, 16, 29 percent

Delaware, 29, 25 percent

District of Columbia, 43, 15 percent

Florida, 30, 31 percent

Georgia, 38 , 28 percent

Hawaii, 30, 22 percent

Idaho, 28, 31 percent

Illinois, 30, 27 percent

Indiana, 35, 19 percent

Iowa, 25, 23 percent

Kansas, 35, 17 percent

Kentucky, 44, 17 percent

Louisiana, 45, 18 percent

Maine, 21, 20 percent

Maryland, 25, 28 percent

Massachusetts, 15, 28 percent

Michigan, 28, 17 percent

Minnesota, 19, 31 percent

Mississippi, 50, 28 percent

Missouri, 35, 22 percent

Montana, 29, 17 percent

Nebraska, 27, 23 percent

Nevada, 36, 30 percent

New Hampshire, 14, 29 percent

New Jersey, 19, 25 percent

New Mexico, 49, 24 percent

New York, 21, 18 percent

North Carolina, 35, 27 percent

North Dakota, 28, no change

Ohio, 32, 21 percent

Oklahoma, 48, 18 percent

Oregon, 26, 25 percent

Pennsylvania, 25, 19 percent

Rhode Island, 21, 27 percent

South Carolina, 39, 25 percent

South Dakota, 34, 17 percent

Tennessee, 41, 24 percent

Texas, 47, 24 percent

Utah, 23, 35 percent

Vermont, 17, 20 percent

Virginia, 25, 28 percent

Washington, 25, 24 percent

West Virginia, 44, no change

Wisconsin, 23, 25 percent

Wyoming, 35, 29 percent

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