Premature births on Taiwan

Premature births on Taiwan

Between 2006 and 2016, Taiwan’s premature births averaged around 9% because of an increase in the number young mothers 20 years old and an increase in the number of pregnant mothers of advanced (maternal) age.

In 2006, the premature birthrate was 8.5%, and in 2015, it was 9.4%.  The age of the mother is a major cause of premature births.  In 2015, there were 20,033 premature babies born with less than 37 weeks of growth at birth.

In 2015, the premature birthrate of mothers between 25 and 29 years old was 7.5%, 11.9% for mothers less than 20  years old, 11.6% for mothers between 35 and 39 years old, 14.0% for mothers between 40 and 44 years old, 31.3% for mothers between 45 and 49 years old, and 46.7% for mothers 50 years old and older.


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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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