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Australia's mothers and babies 2017

Australia's mothers and babies 2017—in brief (27 June 2019)

  • In 2017, 301,095 women gave birth in Australia, an increase of 4.0% since 2007.
  • 30.6 was the average maternal age of all women who gave birth, compared with 29.9 in 2007.
  • 13% of women who gave birth in 2017 had gestational diabetes
  • 1 in 3 mothers had a caesarean section in 2017
  • 6.7% of liveborn babies were low birthweight in 2017

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Australia’s mothers and babies 2017—in brief. Perinatal statistics series no. 35. Cat. no. PER 100. Canberra: AIHW.

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