Document Detail

Teenage pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11744943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency of teenage pregnancy and its complications as compared to controls. METHODS: A retrospective case record analysis of 2522 pregnancies, aged below 25 years was carried out, in the Department of Obstetrics, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital during the period 1 January 1999 to 31st December 1999. RESULTS: The incidence of teenage pregnancy for 1999 was 6%. Three hundred and eighty five (76%) were carrying their first pregnancy while 42 (8%) mothers had 2 or more previous pregnancies and deliveries. The birth weight was less than 2.5 kg in 109 (21.5%) adolescents, as compared to 187 (9%) of the controls. The rate of instrumental deliveries and cesarean section in adolescents was 9% and 6% as compared to 5% and 10% in the controls. Seventy nine (16%) of adolescents delivered prematurely as compared to 216 (11%) of the controls. Forty seven (9%) of adolescents were unbooked compared to 133 (7%) who were controlled. The incidence of pre-eclampsia and preterm delivery in adolescents was 2% and 16% as compared to 1% and 11% in the controls. CONCLUSION: Teenage pregnancy, which showed a steady decline from 18% in 1979 to 6% in 1999 was associated with a significantly higher risk of preterm delivery, pre-eclampsia, low birth weight and instrumental delivery.
R A Mesleh; A S Al-Aql; A M Kurdi
Related Documents :
12335683 - Adolescent males, fatherhood, and abortion.
11211543 - The impact of the women's centre of jamaica foundation programme for adolescent mothers...
18363833 - Myometrial mechanoadaptation during pregnancy: implications for smooth muscle plasticit...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-17     Completed Date:  2002-03-07     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, PO Box 7897, Riyadh 11159, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy in Adolescence / ethnology,  physiology,  statistics & numerical data*
Retrospective Studies
Saudi Arabia / ethnology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  In vitro activity of 6 antifungal agents on candida species isolated as causative agents from vagina...
Next Document:  Does serum calcium in pre-eclampsia and normal pregnancy differ?