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Adolescent health determinants for pregnancy and child health outcomes among the urban poor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15004299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adolescents among the urban and rural poor have a high incidence of chronic energy deficiency (CED) and anemia, more so in girls than in boys. Adolescent pregnancies (15-19 years) contribute to 19% of total fertility in India and record the highest maternal mortality rates. Besides maternal age, lack of education, low socio-economic status, maternal undernutrition and limited access to maternal health services are important determinants of poor pregnancy outcomes. Low birth weight is the major adverse outcome for the infant and an important determinant of increased child mortality. There is a lack of data for long term follow up of infants of adolescent mothers versus mothers 20 years and above, and more specifically, in the urban poor setting, an emerging concern.
Authors:
Sunil Mehra; Deepti Agrawal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-08     Completed Date:  2004-04-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Mamta Health Institute of Mother and Child, 33A, Saidulajaib, MB Road, New Delhi 110 030, India. mamta@ndf.vsnl.net.in
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
Female
Health Status*
Humans
India
Infant Mortality / trends
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal Age
Poverty
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Risk Assessment
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population

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