| ||Maternal age is a risk factor for very low birthweight, with higher rates found among the youngest and oldest mothers. |
| ||In Philadelphia during 2008-2010 (average), very low birthweight rates were highest for women ages 40 and older (3.2%) and under age 20 (2.6%) , compared to 2.4% for all live births. |
Healthy people 2020
Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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