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ACCORDING TO THE NUMBERS


82: Percentage of women ages 40-44 who are mothers (down from

90% in 1976)


4 million: Number of women a year who become mothers (or about 40%

of all births in a year)


25.1: Average age of first-time mothers (a record high, up

nearly four years since 1970)


55: Percentage of working mothers with infants


10 million: Number of single mothers


8th month: Most births occur in August.


3rd day: Most births occur on Tuesday.


SOURCE: U.S. Census. Citation, USA Today, Posted 5/4/2004 8:34 PM.

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