The age of fathers in the USA is rising: an analysis of 168 867 480 births from 1972 to 2015

  title={The age of fathers in the USA is rising: an analysis of 168 867 480 births from 1972 to 2015},
  author={Y. Khandwala and C. Zhang and Y. Lu and M. Eisenberg},
  journal={Human Reproduction},
  • Y. Khandwala, C. Zhang, +1 author M. Eisenberg
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Human Reproduction
  • STUDY QUESTION How has the mean paternal age in the USA changed over the past 4 decades? SUMMARY ANSWER The age at which men are fathering children in the USA has been increasing over time, although it varies by race, geographic region and paternal education level. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY While the rise in mean maternal age and its implications for fertility, birth outcomes and public health have been well documented, little is known about paternal characteristics of births within the USA… CONTINUE READING
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