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Chart for average age to have first child..

I thought this was interesting. Americans pop em out young!

ETA: If you click the countries they have other interesting statistics like number of daily smokers, abortions, etc.

 

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Rank   Countries  Amount  (top to bottom)   
#1  New Zealand:29.9 years old 
#2  United Kingdom:29.1 years old 
#3  Switzerland:28.7 years old 
#4  Netherlands:28.6 years old 
#5  Luxembourg:28.4 years old 
#6  Sweden:27.9 years old 
#7  Ireland:27.8 years old 
#8  Finland:27.4 years old 
#9  Norway:26.9 years old 
#10  Portugal:26.4 years old 
#11  Austria:26.3 years old 
#12  Iceland:25.5 years old 
#13  Hungary:25.1 years old 
#14  Czech Republic:24.9 years old 
#15  United States:24.9 years old 
#16  Poland:24.5 years old 
#17  Slovakia:24.2 years old 

Total: 456.5 years old  

Weighted average: 26.9 years old  

 

Re: Chart for average age to have first child..

  • ::grumbles:: stop talking about babies!

    I want one!

  • Me too!!!  I need something small to play dress up with and put tiaras on since I'm an old fat heifer!
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  • .::snort::.

    I think I'm missing the baby gene.

    Maybe when I'm 30?

  • Sorry Blue and Hab ... didn't mean to make your baby fever worse!

     

    I think it's so interesting. I mean .... there's five years difference between the US average and the New Zealand average. For an average with that many people in it to be so different is amazing.

    I wonder why the huge difference. What are they doing that we aren't doing and vice versa.

  • I'm curious about what countries have the highest rate of teenage pregnancy/abortion.

    The US is probably among the higher end.
  • Maybe New Zealand actually employs proper sex ed for high school kids.  What a novel concept- I wonder why no one has thought of that in this country. :)
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  • 24.9... hmm. That surprises me. I thought it might be a little higher than that. It seems like a lot of people are waiting until they're 30 to have babies these days, but then again you get those teens averaged in there too. I guess it makes sense.
  • Hmm... I spy countries with universal or low-cost healthcare systems at the top of the list.
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    Hmm... I spy countries with universal or low-cost healthcare systems at the top of the list.

    Ahaaaa... just the kind of feedback I was looking for!

    I wonder what kind of sex ed those countries have.

  • Wowww the difference in the number of teenage pregnancies is STAGGERING!!!

     

    New Zealand:


    3,924 births

    America: 

    494,357 births

     

  • image mgmooney:

    Wowww the difference in the number of teenage pregnancies is STAGGERING!!!

     

    New Zealand:


    3,924 births

    America: 

    494,357 births

     

    My point proven.

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