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Low birthweight by maternal age: Connecticut, 2014-2016 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 Connecticut during 2014-2016 (average), low birthweight rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (10.3%) and under age 20 (10.0%) . 
• Of all infants born during 2014-2016 (average), 3.6% were to mothers under the age of 20, 40.6% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 51.6% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 4.2% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 

Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

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

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved February 25, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.