The rate of births to mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a historic low in 2012, with 29.4 births for every 1,000 females in that age range, down from 31.3 in 2011 and less than half of 1991's figure, the CDC reported Friday. Overall, nearly 4 million births were recorded in 2012, with fewer women in their 20s giving birth and slightly higher rates among women in their late 30s and early 40s.

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