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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1953

US teen birth rates fall after two year rise: The US teen birth rate fell 2% between 2007 and 2008 to 41.5 births per 1000 among 15 to 19 year olds, down from 42.5 in 2007 and 41.9 in 2006, show preliminary figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate for 18 and 19 year olds also fell 4% to 70.7 births per 1000. Only that among 10 to 14 year olds remained unchanged at 0.6 births per 1000. See Births: Preliminary Data for 2008 at

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