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Topic: Percentage of births by maternal age
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Percentage of births by maternal age: United States, 2011-2013 Average

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• Of all live births in the United States during 2011-2013 (average), 7.8% were to women under the age of 20, 51.6% were to women ages 20-29, 37.6% were to women ages 30-39, and 3.0% were to women ages 40 and older. 
• Babies delivered to younger and older women are often at increased risk of poor birth outcomes, including prematurity, low birthweight and infant mortality. 


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 27, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.