Study: New dads are getting older

Study: New dads are getting older (File Photo/AP)

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - New dads are getting older.

According to a new study, the average age of American fathers of newborns is up by about 3.5 years, compared to dads four decades ago.

Back in the early 70's, the average age for first time dad's was 27.4 years old.

By 2015, it had gone up to 30.9 years old.

That's according to findings by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers who analyzed millions of births.

The oldest dad in the period studied was 88, the youngest--just 11 years old.

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