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Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: Number of Births to Women Over Age 35 Increases

September 29, 2017

Data from the WHA Information Center shows while the total number of births in Wisconsin has decreased, over the same time period, the number of women in Wisconsin who are giving birth after the age of 35 has increased.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported women in the early 30s bracket had about 103 births per 100,000 people and the rate for women in their late 20s was 102 per 100,000. On average, the CDC data suggests, women are having their first child at roughly age 28.

Year

Total # Births In Wisconsin

# Births to Women 35 and Older

2014

63,745

6,279

2015

63,654

6,563

2016

63,561

6,840

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC s dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.
 

This story originally appeared in the September 29, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter