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The obstetric and neonatal performance of teenage mothers in an Australian community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15512327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A cohort of 7191 single births in Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales was studied to examine whether an association between young age and adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes can be supported, and what factors if any could be related to poor outcomes. Women were classified into four groups according to their confinement age, under the age of 18 years, between 18 and 19 years, between 20 and 34 years and 35 years or over. Teenage mothers in this community, especially under the age of 18 years, were very much disadvantaged in terms of socioeconomic status. The overall obstetric performance of teenage mothers was comparable with that of adult mothers. The neonatal outcomes were found to be poor in some aspects. However, the reasons for the adverse neonatal outcomes among teenagers are not due to the young age itself, but other contributing factors, such as maternal smoking, parity, and unmarried status.
Authors:
J Bai; F Wong; H Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Women's and Child Health, Liverpool Health Service, New South Wales, Australia. jun.bai@swsahs.nsw.gov.au
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