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Statistics About The Most Identical Twins Ever

The probability of having identical twins is estimated to be around 3 in 1,000 births, with the highest recorded number of identical twins born to one mother being nine sets.

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"There are around three sets of twins born for every 100 live births in the United States."

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"There is a 1 in 250 chance of having identical twins naturally."

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"About 1 in 90 human births (1.1%) results from a twin pregnancy."

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"The states with the highest recorded twin birth rates were Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey."

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"Africa has the highest rate of twins in the world with Benin leading the pack."

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"Northwest European countries have the lowest occurrence of twin births, at 9.2 per 1000 maternities."

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"By 2011, the birth rate of twins has increased by 76% over the past three decades."

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"The town of Candido Godoi in Brazil is known as the 'Twin capital of the world', due to its extreme high amount of twin births."

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"Identical twins are not completely genetically identical."

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"About 22% of twins are left-handed, compared to 10% in the general population."

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"The oldest recorded age for a person to give birth to twins is 66 years."

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"The heaviest twins ever recorded weighed in at a total of 27.4 kg (60 lb 8 oz)."

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"The greatest number of multiple births in one year was 4,370, recorded in 2016."

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"Identical twin birth rate among African Americans is 4 per 1000 births."

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"The rate of identical twins remains at about 1 in 333 across the globe."

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"The chances of having twins increase with the mother’s age, peaking in the late 30s."

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"The Yoruba people of Nigeria have the highest rate of twin births in the world, at 45–50 twin sets (or 90–100 twins) per 1,000 live births."

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"The Shaughnessy family from Canada is known for having 6 sets of twins."

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"The most identical quadruplets are the Jumelles sisters from the Netherlands who were born on 23 November 2002."

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