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Table 6-2
Live births, Canada — Age and parity of mother

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Age and parity of mother
Parity of mother Age of mother 1
All ages Under 15  years 15 to  19 years 20 to  24 years 25 to  29 years 30 to  34 years 35 to  39 years 40 to  44 years 45 to  49 years Not stated 2
  number
Total 367,864 119 15,161 58,165 112,614 115,415 55,486 10,349 505 50
First live birth 163,446 116 12,901 35,190 55,085 41,963 15,397 2,604 165 25
Second live birth 129,886 3 2,048 16,882 38,005 46,531 22,634 3,648 124 11
Third live birth 48,970 0 195 4,640 13,269 17,954 10,736 2,084 86 6
Fourth live birth 15,652 0 13 1,105 4,115 5,577 3,872 928 38 4
Fifth live birth 5,450 0 0 289 1,411 1,888 1,399 428 35 0
Sixth live birth 2,203 0 0 42 495 775 656 216 19 0
Seventh live birth 1,043 0 0 9 173 375 337 144 3 2
Eighth live birth 553 0 0 0 39 208 203 96 7 0
Ninth live birth 276 0 0 0 13 79 108 68 6 2
Tenth live birth or more 348 0 0 0 3 54 140 129 22 0
Not stated 37 0 4 8 6 11 4 4 0 0
  percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
First live birth 44.4 97.5 85.1 60.5 48.9 36.4 27.7 25.2 32.7 50.0
Second live birth 35.3 2.5 13.5 29.0 33.7 40.3 40.8 35.2 24.6 22.0
Third live birth 13.3 0.0 1.3 8.0 11.8 15.6 19.3 20.1 17.0 12.0
Fourth live birth 4.3 0.0 0.1 1.9 3.7 4.8 7.0 9.0 7.5 8.0
Fifth live birth 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.3 1.6 2.5 4.1 6.9 0.0
Sixth live birth 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.7 1.2 2.1 3.8 0.0
Seventh live birth 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.4 0.6 4.0
Eighth live birth 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.9 1.4 0.0
Ninth live birth 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.2 4.0
Tenth live birth or more 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 4.4 0.0
Not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Age of mother attained at the last birthday preceding delivery.
For confidentiality reasons, live births to mothers aged 50 and over are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated." Where information is unavailable on the birth mother of children who are adopted, these records are included in the category "Age of mother, not stated."
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4508).