6 out of 10 U.S. babies born in wedlock

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A U.S. government report that analyzed 99 percent of births in 2005 has pointed out some interesting trends in regards to birth.

Four out of ten babies in the United States are born out of wedlock, with the highest age group contributing to the fact being the 20 to 24-year-old group. This increase in unwed mothers is among all racial groups, though it is the highest in Hispanic women.

Also, teen pregnancies are at their lowest since they began being reported. The U.S. still has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized countries.

Cesarean births count for about 30 percent of all births, an increase of one percent from 2004. Many believe this increase is due to women and doctors wanting the procedure for convenience.

In other news, the Census did not have numbers for unwed teen mothers that chose a scheduled c-section.


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