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Outcome of adolescent pregnancy at a university hospital in Jordan.
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PMID:  16205933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether adolescent pregnancies are associated with increased risk of adverse obstetrical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study comparing the obstetric outcome of 267 adolescent pregnancies to 500 adult women pregnancies during the same period at a university hospital. RESULTS: Medical and obstetric complications including pregnancy-induced hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, placenta praevia, abruptio placenta and multiple pregnancy were not different in both groups, where there was a significant increase of preterm labor in adolescent pregnancies compared to adult pregnancies (14.6 and 8%, respectively). Moreover, adolescent pregnancies when compared to adult pregnancies, were associated with a significantly higher incidence of forceps delivery (4.5 and 1.4%, respectively), neonatal intensive care unit admission (22.7 and 13.5%, respectively) and a lower incidence of caesarean section (7.1 and 16.8%, respectively). CONCLUSION: Adolescent pregnancies are associated with a favorable obstetric outcome apart from the higher incidence of preterm labor.
Muataz Al-Ramahi; Shawqi Saleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2005-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  273     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-23     Completed Date:  2006-09-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jordan University Hospital, P.O. Box 35295, Amman, 11180, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Delivery, Obstetric / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Jordan / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Retrospective Studies

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