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Health problems and social consequences in teenage pregnancy in rural Kathmandu Valley.
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PMID:  20677609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early marriage, less awareness of family life education, low socio economic condition and burden of large families in rural area are the contributory factors to high teenage pregnancy and its complications. A rural health centre based cross sectionals study was under taken over six month period among teenage (10-19 years) in the rural Kathmandu Valley. The study sample comprises (15-19 years old) 180 subjects. Data includes demographical variables as anemia, preterm delivery, abortion and hemoglobin. Preterm delivery cases within 37 weeks of gestation. Below 10 gm. of Hb was considered as anemia. The prevalence of anemia was quite high (56.66%) in teenage pregnancy. However severe (<7.9 gm) anemia was observed in 55.67% cases.
P P Kafle; K N Pakuryal; R R Regmi; S Luintel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ     Volume:  12     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Nepal Med Coll J     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-03     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129937     Medline TA:  Nepal Med Coll J     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Jorpati Kathmandu, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Marital Status
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Rural Population
Socioeconomic Factors
Student Dropouts
Young Adult

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