North Dakota teen birth rate dropped, but not as much as nearby states, national average

FARGO — North Dakota’s teen birth rate has decreased significantly in recent years, falling by almost a third, but has not kept pace with the sharp declines seen in neighboring states and in the national average.

North Dakota’s teen birth rate dropped from 29.7 births per 1,000 in 2005 to 20.3 in 2016, as measured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a reduction of 31.6 percent.

During the same period, the rate of teen births in Minnesota, to mothers ages 15 to 19, decreased 51.7 percent and the national average dropped almost by half, 49.9 percent.

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By |2019-01-15T13:48:05+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: News|