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Topic: Late preterm by maternal age
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Late preterm by maternal age: Georgia, 2016-2018 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 2016-2018 (average) in Georgia, late preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (11.7%), followed by women ages 30-39 (8.3%), under age 20 (8.0%) and ages 20-29 (7.6%). 
• Of all infants born during 2014-2016 (average), 6.9% were to mothers under the age of 20, 53.0% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 37.3% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 2.9% were to mothers ages 40 and older. 

Footnotes

  • Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved August 15, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.