| ||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 2008-2010 (average) in Oakland, late preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (8.5%), followed by women under age 20 (6.7%), ages 20-29 (6.6%) and ages 30-39 (6.4%). |
| ||Of all infants born during 2008-2010 (average), 8.9% were to mothers under the age of 20, 42.2% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 43.5% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 5.4% were to mothers ages 40 and older. |
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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