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Topic: Late preterm by maternal age
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Late preterm by maternal age: Mississippi, 2009-2011 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 2009-2011 (average) in Mississippi, late preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (17.0%), followed by women ages 30-39 (12.8%), under age 20 (12.4%) and ages 20-29 (12.0%). 
• Of all infants born during 2009-2011 (average), 15.3% were to mothers under the age of 20, 60.8% were to mothers ages 20-29 years, 22.6% were to mothers ages 30-39 years, and 1.3% 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 April 24, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.