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Study: Nearly 1 in 5 teen births is a repeat birth

Nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to the newest Vital Signs report.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to the newest Vital Signs report.

A repeat birth is a second (or more) pregnancy resulting in a live birth before the age of 20.

Though data from CDC's National Vital Statistics System shows that teen birth rates in the United States have declined. There were almost 67,000 repeat teen births among teens between the ages of 15 and 19 years old in 2010.

Repeat teen births were highest among American Indian/Alaska Natives (22 percent), Hispanics (21 percent), and non-Hispanic blacks (20 percent), and lowest among non-Hispanic whites (15 percent).

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