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Letter to the editor
- Teen pregnancy rate misleading
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TO THE EDITOR:This is in response to the recent article in the Standard regarding Tennessee Teen Pregnancy Rates.The Teen Pregnancy Rate, which the CDC reports, is based on a rate or number per 1,000 females between the ages of 15-17. Van Buren County does not have 1,000 females between the ages of 15-17 so the teen pregnancy rate that is reported is based on a projection. When most people see the rates of teen pregnancy, they do not read the rate as a number per 1,000 females.