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Topic: Very preterm by maternal age
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Very preterm by maternal age: Colorado Springs, 2011-2013 Average

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• Maternal age is a risk factor for very preterm birth, with higher rates typically found among the youngest and oldest mothers. 
• During 2011-2013 (average) in Colorado Springs, very preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (2.7%) and under age 20 (2.1%) . 
• Very premature babies who survive may suffer lifelong consequences, including cerebral palsy, blindness and other chronic conditions. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very preterm births: reduce to no more than 1.8% of live births.


  • Very preterm is less than 32 completed weeks gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 04, 2015, from