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Table 3
Mean age of mother
1, by geography

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Mean age of mother, by geography
Place of residence of mother Mean age of mother
Canada 29.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 28.3
Prince Edward Island 28.6
Nova Scotia 28.7
New Brunswick 27.8
Quebec 29.2
Ontario 30.0
Manitoba 27.7
Saskatchewan 27.1
Alberta 28.6
British Columbia 29.9
Yukon 29.2
Northwest Territories 27.8
Nunavut 24.7
Unknown 20.0
Mean age of mother for Canada, a province or a territory is calculated by summing the mothers' ages at their last birthday preceding delivery and then dividing the sum by the total number of live births in that jurisdiction. To estimate mid-year mean age, a statistic often used in analyses, add 0.5 to the mean age in this table.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4504).