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Texas Teens Have Highest Birth Rate

The Kids Count study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore reported teens aged 15 to 19 has the had the highest birth rate in 2004.
According to the study, Hispanic teens are more than
three-and-a-half times as likely as Anglos to have a baby. Blacks
are more than twice as likely as their white peers to give birth.
The study, updated annually, said the Texas rate of 63 births p;er one-thousand teens remained the same from 2003 to 2004.
Texas reflected the activity in the rest of the nation reporting a decline in teen births since 1990.
Frances Deviney, director of Texas Kids Count, says Texas has
been showing improvement, but not as much as other states.
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