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Obstetric outcomes of adolescent pregnancies in Turkey.
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PMID:  16510380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy in adolescence has been and continues to be a problem in public health. The purpose of this study was to investigate obstetric outcomes of adolescent pregnancies in Samsun, Turkey. A cross-sectional study was conducted between January 1 and December 31, 2004, at 3 hospitals in Samsun, Turkey. Of the 10,100 women who gave birth during this period, 357 (3.5%) were 18 years of age or younger; these patients were included in the study. Participants with a history of any chronic disease were excluded. Data were provided as median values (min- max) and percentages. In this study, the rate of birth for females 18 years or younger was found to be 35 per 1000. The median age of participants was 18 (14-18) years. The prevalence of cesarean section was calculated at 55.7%. Prevalences of low-birthweight infants, preterm delivery, and eclampsia/preeclampsia were recorded as 44 (12.3%), 34 (9.5%), and 30 (8.4%) cases, respectively. Although the stillbirth rate was determined to be 1.7%, no congenital deformity was noted in infants, and none of the mothers died. The cephalopelvic disproportion rate was 5.9%, and only 2 adolescents experienced abruptio placentae. To reduce the occurrence of adolescent childbearing, pregnancy intentions must be assessed in multiple ways. Information/education may provide benefit to those female adolescents with inconsistent pregnancy intentions.
Sevgi Canbaz; Ahmet T Sunter; Cetin E Cetinoglu; Yildiz Peksen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in therapy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0741-238X     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Ther     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-02     Completed Date:  2006-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611864     Medline TA:  Adv Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-41     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Public Health, Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eclampsia / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology
Pre-Eclampsia / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Socioeconomic Factors
Stillbirth / epidemiology
Turkey / epidemiology

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