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April 18, 2015

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Teen births on the rise

Following a national trend, the teenage birth rate in Nevada shot up in 2006 to nearly 56 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally the birth rate for this segment of the population had been on the decline since 1991; in Nevada, the 2006 rate is a five-year high and our highest rank compared with the rest of the United States since 1998.

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