Teen birth rate increases

January 1, 2008

According to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the teen birth rate rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991.

The report, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2006," is based upon data "from over 99 percent of all births for the US in 2006."

The largest increases were reported for non-Hispanic African American teens, whose overall rate rose 5% in 2006. The Hispanic teen rate rose 2%, 3% for white teens and 4% for American Indian adolescents.