| ||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, preterm birth rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (23.9%), followed by women under age 20 (18.7%), ages 30-39 (18.1%) and ages 20-29 (16.9%). |
| ||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. |
March of Dimes 2020 Goal
Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
For more information, see here.
Healthy people 2020
Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved April 24, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.