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Selected Maternal Morbidities and Risk Factors in Pregnancy, by Maternal Age, 2007

Selected Maternal Morbidities and Risk Factors in Pregnancy, by Maternal Age, 2007
Age Group Rate per 1,000 Live Births
Diabetes* Pregnancy-Associated Hypertension Chronic Hypertension Eclampsia**

*Includes gestational and chronic diabetes.
**Eclampsia is characterized by seizures and generally follows preeclampsia, which is marked by high blood pressure, weight gain, and protein in the urine.
Eclampsia is reported in 15 reporting areas.

Source II.19, II.22: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

Under 20 Years 14.0 41.8 3.9 3.6
20-29 Years 34.6 38.2 8.2 2.6
30-39 Years 66.0 37.8 15.9 2.6
40-54 Years 100.5 50.1 32.2 4.3

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