Ramblings of a Curiosity Seeker
That's the "real America" for you. Homegrown traditional values, right there.
Maybe due to fewer abortions and/or less birth control? Doesn't say which states have the most sexually active teens. (I'm not sure what that would look like nor am I sure if anonymous surveys or whatever would even give accurate results.)
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/teen_preg_stats.htmlhttp://www.anotherthink.com/my_graphics/abortion-distribution-map.jpgSome correlation, but not perfect. Florida, Minnesota, and Nevada frex.Marriage rates would be interesting by age too. That might negate the 18/19 yo and shift a couple states around.I guess if I were generating the stats I'd be doing from 13 to 17/18 instead of 15-19.
Interesting. Thanks for the extra thoughts and research. Side note, I had to dig a bit to realize those abortion numbers were rankings (with 1 being the highest abortion rate) rather than the raw numbers.
took me a minute too. :)
One more comment along these lines. I found this post linked from Yahoo!'s page. They did an amazing misquotation. They changed the term "birth rate" to "pregnancy rate" so blindly I guess they did that in their mind while reading. (Not to say terms like "lamentable" in the original article were all that objective.)Anyway, I got to get back to work.
heh. Teh Stoopid. It burns!
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