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Children of unmarried mothers are at higher risk of adverse birth outcomes such as low birthweight a

Children of unmarried mothers are at higher risk of adverse birth outcomes such as low birthweight a

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Children of unmarried mothers are at higher risk of adverse birth outcomes such as low birthweight and infant mortality than are children of married mothers. They are also more likely to live in poverty than children of married mothers. Pg 12 Children are at greater risk for adverse consequences when born to a single mother, because the social, emotional, and financial resources available to the family may be limited. Pg5   America’s Children:  Key National Indicators of Well- Being, 2011 Jul 2011 http://childstats.gov/americaschildren/famsoc1.asp Among 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in 2010, the percentages who reported smoking cigarettes daily in the past 30 days were about a third to a half of the percentages for the same groups in the peak years of 1996 and 1997. The most dramatic declines were seen among the youngest students. In 2010, 3 percent of 8th-grade students, 7 percent of 10th-grade students, and 11 percent of 12th-grade students reported
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