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Pregnancies too young, too old, too many and too frequent in Nigeria; prevalence and the effect on birthweight and perinatal mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1496713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 2,865 consecutive singleton deliveries at Ilorin, Nigeria, high-risk pregnancies classified as too young, 206 (7.2%); too old, 74 (2.6%); too many, 234 (8.2%): too frequent, 216 (7.5%); and two or more variables 283, (9.8%) accounted for a total of 1013 (33.9%) deliveries. Low birth weight infants are significantly more among high-risk infants, 89 (8.8%), when compared to control infants, 87 (4.7%) (p less than 0.001). Similarly, the relative risk for perinatal mortality was 2.8 to 6.8 times higher among the high-risk pregnancies. A comprehensive programme offering family planning, education and economic opportunities is advocated for prevention.
O Fakeye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-08     Completed Date:  1992-09-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Birth Weight
Family Planning Services / standards
Hospitals, University
Infant Mortality
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Middle Aged
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / classification,  epidemiology*

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