| ||Maternal age is a risk factor for preterm birth, with higher preterm birth rates found among the youngest and oldest mothers in the U.S. |
| ||During 2011-2013 (average) in the United States, preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (16.5%), followed by women under age 20 (13.3%), ages 30-39 (11.6%) and ages 20-29 (11.0%). |
| ||Of all infants born during 2011-2013 (average), 7.8% were to mothers under the age of 20, 51.6% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 37.6% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 3.0% were to mothers ages 40 and older. |
March of Dimes 2020 Goal
Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
For more information, see here.
Healthy people 2020
Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved July 24, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.