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Central Illinois teen pregnancy rate declines

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TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Teen pregnancy rates across Central Illinois have plummeted--especially in Tazewell County--over the last decade.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that between 2007 and 20-16 Tazewell County saw a fifty-seven percent decline in teen pregnancy-- more than the national average. Peoria County teen pregnancy rate dropped forty-one percent during the same time period.

In total, the teen birth rate in Tazewell County dropped from ten-point-three percent to four-point-four percent of total births.

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