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CHAPEL HILL -- The teen pregnancy rate fell by 28 percent in North Carolina between 2003 and 2011, hitting a historic low for the age group and outpacing the nation’s average decline by a solid margin.
Meanwhile, the portion of teens engaging in sexual behavior has remained about the same in the state since 2003, bucking a nationwide trend of decreasing sexual activity among adolescents.