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Location: El Paso city
Topic: Low birthweight by maternal age
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Low birthweight by maternal age: El Paso city, 2011-2013 Average

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• Maternal age is a risk factor for low birthweight, with higher low birthweight rates found among the youngest and oldest mothers in the U.S. 
• In El Paso city during 2011-2013 (average), low birthweight rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (12.5%) and ages 30-39 (9.8%) . 
• Of all infants born during 2011-2013 (average), 12.9% were to mothers under the age of 20, 57.8% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 27.2% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 2.1% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.


  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved August 26, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.