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Teen Pregnancy Rates Among Minorities Sky High In Illinois

First Posted: 01/03/11 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET


Chicago Reporter:

When you first take a look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new report on teen births by state, everything looks pretty rosy. The teen birth rate is down again,and Illinois has fewer teenage girls having babies than the national average.

But take a closer look, and you'll see a disturbing picture. We're in the 10 lowest states when you look at overall teen births. But when you zero in on Latino and black teens, we're in the 10 highest.

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Filed by Jen Sabella  |