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Commentary
  • Maternal age is an important risk factor impacting on outcomes for both mothers and babies. Adverse outcomes are more likely to occur in younger and older mothers.
  • The percentage of first time mothers aged over 35 years ranged from 14% to 17% between 2007 and 2013. The percentage of first time mothers aged over 35 years was similar for the ACT (14%) and Australia (14.4%) in 2013.
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