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• A record 41 percent of all births were to unmarried women.

• Infant mortality fell, to 6.4 deaths per 1,000 births, from 6.6 per 1,000.

• Fewer children (66 percent vs. 67 percent) lived with two married parents.

• Fewer toddlers (70 percent vs. 76 percent) had all their vaccinations.

• Math and reading scores rose for both eighth- and 12th-grade students.

• Obesity was unchanged, with 19 percent of children aged 6 to 17 considered obese in 2007-08, statistically the same as 2005-2006.