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"Births to teenage mothers declined during the '70s, but childbearing by unmarried teenagers increased . . . During the 1970s, the birth rates for black teenagers fell more sharply than did rates for white teenagers. Birth rates for unmarried white women increased 40% to 65% between 1970 and 1981; rates for unmarried black women declined by 14% . . . The report . . . also details some of the circumstances that accompany a birth to a teenager, including higher proportions of unmarried mothers, lower educational levels, low birth weight, little or no prenatal care, and lower Apgar scores."
Trends in Teenage Childbearing, United States, 1970-81.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:282–283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-2-282_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(2):282-283.
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