-- Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In 2010, teen births
occurred at higher rates in rural counties than in suburban
counties and major urban areas of the United States, new research
The teen birth rate was almost one-third higher in rural
counties compared to the rest of the country, researchers from the
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Specifically, the data showed that:
"This data provides an answer to a straightforward but previously unanswered question: Is rural teen childbearing higher or lower than in other places?" Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, said in a news release from the nonprofit organization. "Clearly the need for efforts to help rural teens avoid too-early pregnancy and parenthood is great."
The research is based on statistics from the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health
For more about
teen pregnancy, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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