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Topic: Very low birthweight by maternal age
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Very low birthweight by maternal age: Boston, 2011-2013 Average

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• Maternal age is a risk factor for very low birthweight, with higher rates found among the youngest and oldest mothers. 
• In Boston during 2011-2013 (average), very low birthweight rates were highest for women under age 20 (2.2%) and ages 40 and older (2.0%) , compared to 1.5% for all live births. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.


  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 08, 2015, from