| ||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 St. Paul, late preterm birth rates were highest for women under age 20 (7.5%), followed by women ages 20-29 (7.3%), ages 40 and older (6.9%) and ages 30-39 (6.8%). |
| ||Of all infants born during 2008-2010 (average), 10.4% were to mothers under the age of 20, 52.6% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 33.8% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 3.1% were to mothers ages 40 and older. |
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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