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Children having children: Outcome of extreme teenage pregnancies (13-15 years).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19900143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case-control study was conducted to compare obstetric and fetal outcomes of teenage mothers <or=15 years (n=35) with those from older teenagers between 16 and 19 years (n=35) and mothers between 20 and 30 years (n = 35) matched for ethnicity and parity. Teenage mothers <or=15 years were significantly more likely to come from single-parent families and twice as likely to have experienced childhood sexual or physical abuse compared to those over 16 years (both p <0.0001). They attended antenatal appointments later than older teenagers (23+/-7 weeks vs. 18+/-7 weeks, p <0.05), had fewer visits (p<0.05), were more likely to undergo emergency cesarean section (25.7% vs. 5.7% vs. 8.6%, p <0.05) and to have a higher rate of perineal trauma (45.7% vs. 20.0% vs. 25.7%, p<0.05). However, all three groups delivered babies of comparable birthweights (3.2+/-0.5 kg vs. 3.1+/-0.7 kg vs. 3.3+/-0.6 kg, p >0.05) at similar gestations (39+/-4 weeks vs. 39+/-2 weeks vs. 39+/-3 weeks, p >0.05).
Esther Papamicheal; Rekha Pillai; Wai Yoong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-10     Completed Date:  2009-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1284-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Free and University College Medical School, London NW3 4JP, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Case-Control Studies
Cesarean Section
Chi-Square Distribution
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Prenatal Care
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult

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