Texas Tops in Repeat Teen Births

Fort Worth's repeat teen birth rate is seventh highest in the country.

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    Texas has the highest rate of repeat teen births of any state.

    A new report says that Texas has the highest rate of repeat teen births of any state at 23 percent.

    Child Trends, a nonpartisan national research group, said in its report that among 73 major U.S. cities in 2006, the latest year for which city-level data are available, Dallas had the highest repeat percentage of repeat teen birth at 28 percent.

    Houston lead U.S. cities in girls under 15 giving birth.

    Among seven metro areas, Arlington had the lowest rate repeat teen birth rate at 19 percent, while Fort Worth's 25-percent rate was in a tie nationally for seventh-highest. Also making the list were San Antonio with 26 percent, and Houston and Austin, both with repeat teen birth rates of 24 percent.