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A comparison between adolescent mothers and adult mothers in terms of maternal and infant outcomes at follow-ups.
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PMID:  23020604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: To determine the risk factors of adolescent pregnancies and to ascertain the effects of this condition on the maternal and infant outcomes. Methods: The study was carried out on 100 adolescent mothers less than 20 years of age and on a same number of adult mothers between 22 and 32 years of age and their infants. A socio-demographic attributes questionnaire form, a pregnancy follow-up and birth history form, and a mother and infant follow-up form were used. Results: The mean age of the adolescent mothers was 17,8±0,7 years and that of the adult mothers was 26±0,3 years. Income level of 83% of the families of adolescent mothers and 69% of the families of adult mothers was below the poverty line (p<0,05). Dropout rate (i.e. rate of those not attending any school) was 36% in the adolescent group and 21% in the adult group. Rate of exclusively breastfeeding during the first two months was 40% in adolescents and 62% in adults (p<0,01). Higher rates of adolescent mothers felt themselves inadequate infant care and with 7% of them experiencing problems in accessing a healthcare institution. Conclusions: Properly following up adolescent pregnancies during prenatal and postnatal periods may be helpful for preventing the negative impacts on mother and infant health.
Authors:
Aysun Kara Uzun; Filiz Simsek Orhon; Sevgi Baskan; Betul Ulukol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Gynecology and Obstetrics Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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