2/5/2013 10:36 AM
by Nadine Grimley
MCDOWELL COUNTY - The number of teenagers giving birth in McDowell County has jumped 34% in five years.
The latest West Virginia Kids Count report shows a rate of 96 births for every 1,000 girls in 2010. That's 17 births above the next-closest county, Mingo, and more than double the statewide rate. McDowell County's rate is also seven times higher than the county with the fewest teen births.