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By Janet Zink November 28, 2007

Astouding number, but it's right

The number may seem astounding, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, it's on target.

A CDC report concludes that in 2004, 69 percent of African-American children were born to women who hadn't tied the knot. That's the highest number for all races. The lowest: 15.5 percent for Asian and Pacific-Islander. About 46 percent of Hispanic children were born to unmarried women, and 24.5 percent of white children. The figure is 36 percent for all races.

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Preliminary numbers for 2005 show similar percentages.

 

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