Parents’ age at the point of birth of the child


The diagrams show both the mother’s and father’s age at the point of birth of the followed-up child.
In most cases, parents were of similar age. In general, fathers were slightly older than mothers.
On average, the parents’ age at the point of birth of their first-born child was 4 years lower than at times when their second and next children were born.

  1. Analyses
    Analyses can be performed for various members of the family, i.e. for the followed-up child, his mother, father, or both parents. If an analysis is unavailable for a family member, his/her button is grey (unlike the coloured buttons of other members of the family).
     
  2. Sorting
    Analyses can be sorted according to 4 basic parameters
    • Gender of the child followed-up in the ELSPAC study:
      • boy
      • girl
    • Birth order of the child followed-up in the ELSPAC study:
      • first-born child
      • next-born child
    • Birth complications at birth of the followed-up child:
      • birth without complications
      • birth with complications
    • Mother’s age (Father’s age):
      • born in the period 1971-76: parents who were less than 20 years old at the time of birth of the followed-up child
      • born in the period 1961-72: parents who were between 20 and 30 years old at the time of birth of the followed-up child
      • born in the period 1947-62: parents who were more than 30 years old at the time of birth of the followed-up child
         

    Only one sorting parameter can be selected at a time.
    Sorting parameters marked in grey cannot be used for a given type of analysis.
     

  3. Charts
    All charts are interactive. In bar charts, numerical values can be displayed by moving the mouse cursor over the individual bars. In line charts, the numerical value at a given point on the horizontal axis can be displayed by moving the mouse cursor over a line above that point.