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U.K. Study: Women in Thirties 'Most Fertile'

Press Association,  Sept 24, 2009
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Women in their thirties continue to have the highest fertility rate, a population study has found.

The Office for National Statistics looked at the number of live births in the UK per head according to age group.

Fertility among all age groups rose, but women in their early 30s continued to enjoy the highest rates, at 112.3 live births per 1,000 women aged 30 to 34.

Fertility for the over 40s has improved dramatically in the past 20 years, reaching 12.6 births per 1,000 women in 2008 compared with 5.1 in 1988. Read more.


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