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Teenage pregnancy rates still high in Grant County

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KENNEWICK — While teen pregnancy rates are declining statewide, a handful of rural counties in central Washington continued to be among those with the highest rates last year, with some seeing an uptick in numbers. The state Department of Health on Thursday released data from 2009 showing the state average for pregnancies among 15- to 17-year-old girls had dropped to 24 pregnancies per 1,000 teens from 26.7 in 2008.

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