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Report: Illinois Has Lower Teen Birth Rate Than Missouri

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Illinois has a lower teen birth rate than Missouri, according to a new Centers For Disease Control report.

The birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 in Illinois is well below the national average.

Two years ago, it was nearly 30 per 1,000 births.

Last year, it fell just below 28. That national average is 29.4 per 1,000.

Missouri is a bit higher than the norm. Two years ago, the teen birth rate in Missouri was 34.5 per 1,000 births. Now, it’s just over 32.

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