Figure 9.4: Percent of live births to first-time mothers by age group
Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2003-2007 average
Source:Ontario Births Data, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: March 28, 2012
NR Not reportable due to unstable rates.
- The percentages of first-time mothers within age groups in Middlesex-London was similar to Ontario and higher than the Peer Group particularly amongst the older age groups.
- The likelihood that a birth was a mother’s first was highest for teens (ages 15-19) and decreased substantially until ages 35 to 39.
- From 2003 to 2007, about 11% of births to teen mothers (ages 15 to 19) in Middlesex-London were second births or higher.
- About one in four births to mothers ages 35 and older in Middlesex-London were their first-born.