Report: Effects of Maternal Age and Age-Specific Preterm Birth Rates on Overall Preterm Birth Rates

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report highlights recent data that show, from 2007 to 2014, the preterm birth rate decreased for all age groups, and the overall birth rate for teens and women aged 20-24 years also decreased. The changing distribution of maternal age might indicate success of programs to prevent teen and unintended pregnancies. Learn more.