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Adolescent pregnancy in Upper Egypt.
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PMID:  21055750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reasons for adolescent pregnancy in Upper Egypt and to evaluate maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes.
METHODS: All primigravidae under 30years of age who attended the labor/delivery ward at Sohag University Hospital, Sohag, Egypt, between December 31, 2005, and December 31, 2009, were invited to participate. Participants were allocated to the study group (up to 19years of age at first pregnancy) or the control group (20-30years of age at first pregnancy). Maternal, obstetric, fetal, and neonatal complications were compared between the groups, and adolescent participants completed a questionnaire to identify the reasons for pregnancy.
RESULTS: In total, 58.2% had married seeking motherhood. Rates of ectopic pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, and cesarean were significantly higher among adolescents younger than 15years of age; the risk then decreased steadily with age and became comparable to the control group after 16years of age.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent pregnancy increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, and cesarean among mothers up to 16years of age. After 16years of age, pregnancy is not associated with increased risk of obstetric or neonatal complications.
Salah Rasheed; Allam Abdelmonem; Magdy Amin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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