Hispanics Continue To Have Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate In U.S., CDC Says


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released the most recent figures for teenage pregnancies, which historically have been higher among Hispanics.

The report says that one in four teen births in the United States is to a girl between the ages of 15 and 17.

The CDC says that despite the efforts to prevent pregnancies among girls 15-17, members of this age cohort are still delivering 1,700 babies per week.

"This month's edition of Vital Signs found that in 2012 more than 86,000 babies were born to teenagers between 15 and 17 years of age," the CDC's Carla Galindo told Efe.

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