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Statistics show county teen pregnancy rate improving

BARTON COUNTY — The Kansas Department of Health and Human Environment has released the 2010 statistics on teen pregnancy in the state, and the good news is that, following a nation-wide trend, the Barton County figures are falling and at nearly twice the rate as the state average.

The 2010 rates show that there were a total of 51 teen pregnancies in Barton County with five ending in abortion and one ending in still birth. The rate per 1,000 is 26.8 and Barton County has dropped to 36th in the state in the rate per 1,000. The state ...


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