A research published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that women who give birth for the first time at age 25 or older are more likely to live to 90.
The research is believed to be the first of its kind. “Our study results don’t suggest women should delay childbearing. It is more likely that women who have a child at an older age are usually of higher social and economic status. And we know from earlier research that these people are also likely to live longer” said research author Aladdin Shadyab. He’s a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Research published in 2015 found that women who gave birth to their last child after age 33 were twice as likely to live to at least age 95 as women doing so by age 29. But scientists had not previously evaluated longevity based on age at first childbirth, Shadyab said.
The new research examined data on about 20,000 women. The women were tracked for up to 21 years from year 1993, and 54 percent survived to 90 years old having late pregnancy. The study also reported that “if you’re well-educated and well-off and not obese and you don’t smoke, you’re likely to live a long life