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Teen birth rates hit all-time low

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A new study stays teen birth rates have hit an all-time low across the country.

The authors of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call it amazing. Some states saw as much as a 30 percent drop in teen birth rates.

Vermont and New Hampshire are among the states with the lowest rates, while the highest are in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Officials credit attention to careers and education and a weak economy for steering this turnaround.

The trend peaked in 1991 and has seen a slow decline ever since.

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