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Archive for Thursday, March 14, 1996

THE FACTS OF LIFE

March 14, 1996

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According to the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, in 1993, there were a total of 6,405 teen pregnancies for Kansas females aged 10 to 19. Of those:

  • 1,446 were married.
  • 4,942 were unmarried.
  • 17 marital status unknown.
  • 4,799 ended in the birth of a child.
  • 1,580 ended in abortion.
  • 26 ended because of a fetal death.

In 1994, the teen pregnancy rate was 71.9 per 1,000 girls between the ages of 14 and 19. Just five years earlier, in 1989, the rate was 68.6 per 1,000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that New York and Kansas were the only two states that had significant increases in teen pregnancies from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

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