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Yuba-Sutter teen birth rates fall
The Appeal-Democrat

Yuba County’s teen birth rate dropped significantly from 53.9 births for every 1,000 teens in 2010 to 36.4 births for 15 to 19 year olds in 2011, according to the California Department of Public Health. California’s teen birth rates have dropped to its lowest level since 1991, with declines in both Yuba and Sutter counties, according to a report released last week. The 2011 statewide statistics, the most recent year released, show 28.7 births for every 1,000 teens, down from the peak year of 1991 when there were 70.9 births per 1,000 teens.