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Location: Arkansas
Topic: Late preterm by maternal age
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Late preterm by maternal age: Arkansas, 2015-2017 Average

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• 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 2015-2017 (average) in Arkansas, late preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (12.3%), followed by women ages 30-39 (8.6%), under age 20 (8.0%) and ages 20-29 (7.5%). 
• Of all infants born during 2014-2016 (average), 9.5% were to mothers under the age of 20, 60.2% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 28.8% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 1.6% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 


  • Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 22, 2019, from