Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 24th, 2006
The report, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2005," includes figures from over 99 percent of birth certificates filed in the U.S. and reveals that between 2004 and 2005, the birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 fell 2%, to 40.4 births per 1,000 - a 35% decrease from the peak of 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991.
The decline in teen childbearing was especially pronounced for non-Hispanic black teens ages 15-17 - the birth rate for this group fell 6% in 2005...
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