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California teen birth rate continues to fall
Southern California Public Radio

State public health officials say California’s teen birth rate has fallen for another year, continuing a longer-term downward trend.

From 2011 to 2012 — the latest year for which data are available — the state’s teen birth rate fell 9 percent, from 28 to just under 26 births for every 1,000 females aged 15 to 19.

Nearly every major racial and ethnic group experienced a drop. Pacific Islanders saw a 13 percent decline, from 22.7 to 19.8 births per 1,000 females.