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Teenage pregnancy: still an obstetric risk.
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PMID:  12521801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 30-month retrospective and comparative study of the obstetric performance of teenagers and females between 20 and 24 years was performed at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria. The prevalence of teenage birth was 21.8 per 1000 deliveries. Females aged 2024 years performed better than teenagers with respect to booking status, marital status, preterm delivery, low birth weight and perinatal morbidity. There was no difference with respect to pre-eclampsia caesarean section and perinatal mortality. Teenage birth is still an obstetric risk factor. There is need to foster the advocacy and reproductive health programmes against adolescent pregnancy and teenage marriage.
Authors:
A O Igwegbe; G O Udigwe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-19     Completed Date:  2005-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria.
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