Average Age at First Birth, 1970 & 2017 [report]

Karen Guzzo, Krista Payne
2018 unpublished
The age at first birth has increased substantially in the United States over the past few decades . The geographic context in which women have children varies, in terms of population composition, social norms, marital behaviors, economic and educational opportunities, and access to family planning services. This variation results in differences across states in the average age at which women become mothers. This profile uses data from CDC Wonder and Vital Statistics to document women's mean age
more » ... at first birth across the fifty states and Washington, D.
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