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Adolescent pregnancy: a high risk group.
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PMID:  9357255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a retrospective study the obstetric behaviour and outcome in 80 teenage pregnancies (< or = 19 years of age) were compared to a control group (n = 80) of women (20-30 years) of same parity. There were 32 booked cases (40%) in study group and 45 (56.2%) in control group (p < 0.05). The overall teenage pregnancy was 3.2%. Majority of patients were 18 years (27.5%) and 19 years (65.0%) in study group and most of them (87.5%) were primiparas. Of all cases 27.5% were grouped under Kuppuswamy classification III in assessing socio-economic status. Anaemia (27.5%), intra-uterine growth retardation (27.5%) and hypertension (15%) were mostly found as complications in study group as compared to controls (11.2%, 8.7% and 8.7% respectively). The incidence of forceps delivery was higher (17.4%) in the study group as compared to controls (6.2%). Stillbirth rate was 1.25% and there was no maternal mortality.
In a retrospective case-control study conducted at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, India, in 1992-93, obstetric outcomes were compared in 80 pregnant adolescents 19 years of age and younger and 80 pregnant controls 20-30 years old matched for parity. 87.5% of women in both groups were primiparas. The adolescent pregnancy rate at the study site during the 1-year study period was 3.2%. Complications such as anemia (27.5%), pregnancy-induced hypertension (15.0%), and intrauterine growth retardation (27.5%) were significantly higher among pregnant adolescents than among their older counterparts (11.2%, 8.7%, and 8.7%, respectively). Forceps delivery was more frequent among adolescents (17.4%) than controls (6.2%). The only stillbirth was to an adolescent mother. There were no maternal deaths.
A Pal; K B Gupta; I Randhawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-16     Completed Date:  1997-12-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  INDIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-8     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Developing Countries*
India / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy in Adolescence / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy, High-Risk*

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