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Sixteen-month-old Tazia Atencio is pictured in 2011 with her teen mother Alexis Parker, 17, in their one-room apartment in Walsenburg. Colorado improved from having the 29th-lowest teenage birth rate in 2008 to having the 19th-lowest in 2012, according to the governor's office.

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Colorado's teen pregnancy rate plummets as Routt County maintains 1 of lowest rates in state

Colorado improved from having the 29th-lowest teenage birth rate in 2008 to having the 19th-lowest in 2012, according to the governor's office.

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