Term: Maternal Age

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-02-11


The age of the mother at the time of delivery. In Heaman et al. (2012), women were grouped into six categories: 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 and 40 and older.


  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)