From NBC12 Healthcast -
The teen birth rate is up after years of decline. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the teen pregnancy rates increased in more than half of all states in 2006.
Mississippi had the highest recorded teen birth rate, more than 60 percent higher than the national average. Overall, rates were highest in the south and southwest. Virginia's teen birth rate rose slightly but is still lower than the national average. The lowest teen birth rates were in the northeast.